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Should Hawkeye challenges roll over from set to set?

2003
03-16-2012, 05:11 AM
I wouldnt be in favour of having a set number for the match, as some matches end up being longer (more sets) than others.

But why not have unused challenges roll over from set to set and so on?

Evitman
03-16-2012, 05:56 AM
Stupid idea. Imagine someone having 15 challenges remaining in a final set of a slam match. :facepalm:

BroTree123
03-16-2012, 06:09 AM
OP = Troll.

JediFed
03-16-2012, 07:05 AM
Imagine someone having 15 challenges remaining in a final set of a slam match

Fed might even get one.

Ibracadabra
03-16-2012, 07:08 AM
Doubt fed would approve.

Kat_YYZ
03-16-2012, 08:08 AM
Sounds reasonable in theory -- if your challenges are correct, you don't lose a challenge; therefore why punish people who didn't use them up (by making bad challenges) by having them 'expire' at the end of the set :shrug:

But on the other hand I can see how it could be abused. In the fourth set someone has 11 or 12 challenges and they keep invoking them to break their opponent's serve rhythm, get extra rest after long points, delay the game hoping that a forecasted rain delay will materialize, etc. Seems like there are a lot of players out there who will stretch rules to the limit (and beyond if they can get away with it) to gain an advantage.

GSMnadal
03-16-2012, 08:43 AM
What's the point, they have plenty already the way it is now. I've rarely seen someone run out, Murray at the AO this year maybe?

If you're wrong three times already in a set, you're pretty useless in using them anyway (uhum, Federer, uhum)

cardio
03-16-2012, 10:00 AM
Should unused 2nd serves roll over from game to game to make it 3rd, 4rth and ... 13th serve ?

"Hey, Umpire,dont call it double fault! I have 14 unused 2nd serves from previous games, I have plenty of opportunities to get it in at last ! "

Evitman
03-16-2012, 10:12 AM
Should unused 2nd serves roll over from game to game to make it 3rd, 4rth and ... 13th serve ?

"Hey, Umpire,dont call it double fault! I have 14 unused 2nd serves from previous games, I have plenty of opportunities to get it in at last ! "

This :D :worship: