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Should players be allowed to express their (negative) emotions oncourt?

Vass
11-05-2004, 02:34 PM
Something that Marat Safin is proposing, for instance... Allow swearing, racket throwing, etc...

For me, it's like this: if I was a player I would throw rackets and swear too, but I still think that these things should not be allowed. If you're doing it once in a match you'd think it's not as harmless. But one deducted point shouldn't do much harm for you either. But if you're afraid that point penalties are going to harm your result, you're probably intending to break a dozen rackets or swear through out the match. That's too much.

Anyway, what do you think?

maratski
11-05-2004, 03:07 PM
It's hard to decide where to draw the line. Some players get mad at themselves, but others swear at other people around the court. It's tough to judge who will get away with what.

The penalties are a bit ridiculous at times, but sometimes they're not. Marat complained once again, but this time I don't agree with him. He said something like "Nobody here understands russian." That's just a bunch of crap, cause there could be young russian children sitting in the stands or watching it on tv and they aren't supposed to hear such abusive language. On the other hand, I don't understand why a player should get a warning for breaking his racket. I see no harm in that, like I didn't see any harm in the pants incident and Rainer's photo moment ;)

alfonsojose
11-05-2004, 03:12 PM
The rules should remain as they are. No swearing, racket abuse...

RonE
11-05-2004, 03:21 PM
I'm a bit on both sides of the fence on this one- on the one hand, allow for a bit more freedom for a player to express themselves. Umpires should also be more lenient if for instance a player has just had bad breaks when it counted the most and it is a tight match and they swear or throw the racquet. From what I have seen on the most part the umpires are rational and thoughtful of such occassions.

My only concern is that if the rules are TOO lenient, not only is it bad for children but some players may even try to have these tantrums just to upset the rythm of their opponenets.

All in al, it is a thin line to walk- so I would go for leave the rules as they are.

*Ljubica*
11-05-2004, 03:24 PM
I'm a bit on both sides of the fence on this one- on the one hand, allow for a bit more freedom for a player to express themselves. Umpires should also be more lenient if for instance a player has just had bad breaks when it counted the most and it is a tight match and they swear or throw the racquet. From what I have seen on the most part the umpires are rational and thoughtful of such occassions.

My only concern is that if the rules are TOO lenient, not only is it bad for children but some players may even try to have these tantrums just to upset the rythm of their opponenets.

All in al, it is a thin line to walk- so I would go for leave the rules as they are.

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Vass
11-05-2004, 03:39 PM
From what I have seen on the most part the umpires are rational and thoughtful of such occassions.


I was thinking like you. The rules should remain as they are, and the umps should be just a bit rational. Bend the rules on some rare occasions.