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04-03-2013 09:54 AM
Nixer
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

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Originally Posted by duong View Post
I had proposed it before, but even those people did sometimes notice lets that nobody else noticed.

Anyway, the umpire could be a minimum cost-solution,

but I actually was more critical of the absence of enforcing of the time violation rule (which is an absolute scandal imo, which nobody talks about, which makes it even more scandalous, or even worse they talk of this topic as if it was really enforced as Tignor made recently rather than saying the truth that this rule has been upgiven).
That's a different topic, and I've seen Nadal, Djokovic and Murray all get time violations during IW and Miami. I think Rafa got like one in each match.
04-03-2013 09:41 AM
Nixer
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

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Originally Posted by duong View Post
We have arbitrary umpiring decisions for other rules, like the timeviolation rule, which is only applied once in a while to the umpire's discretion and forgotten the whole rest of the time.

And from everything we read in the media, the notion of "umpire's discretion" is praised everywhere comparing to a strict application.

Why the same couldn't be applied to let calls ? Only when the umpire notices the "let" from his chair, is a "let" given

Oh no I forgot : the truth is that the notion of "umpire's discretion" is only used when one simply wants a rule not to be applied
Well why put everything on the umpire when you can bring back the people who were watching the lets specifically?
04-02-2013 09:29 AM
Nixer
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

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Originally Posted by janko05 View Post
how much of those phantom let calls we've had that annoyed everyone? why do we need let sensors anyway?
And how many arbitrary umpire calls you think will annoy everyone? It's much easier to argue with the umpire than a machine. That will only increase time waste.
04-02-2013 09:25 AM
Nixer
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

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Originally Posted by Garson007 View Post
Why not make all netcords mean that the points have to be replayed?

The current ruling is just not logically consistent.
I'm tired of typing it over and over, so I'll just quote myself:

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Originally Posted by Nixer View Post
It has been already said tonnes of times - it's because you can replay the serve from the exact same situation before the let, but you can't do that in a rally.
Let rule "inconsistency" is the dumbest point for rule change. The change would be illogical, not the rule.
04-01-2013 09:55 PM
Garson007
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

Why not make all netcords mean that the points have to be replayed?

The current ruling is just not logically consistent.
04-01-2013 09:28 PM
Moonball Pusher
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

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Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave View Post
it was a stupid rule change anyway, like unbelievably dumb, fueled by sponsorship greed with the hope more people will watch if play is faster and that more matches can be squeezed into times

the lets are necessary, you can't play lets frequently enough, and an umpire should never get the power to randomly decide if they are worthy

lets were put into the game to prevent unreturnable serves as well ask to avoid horribly unfavorable starting positions in points

it doesn't take THAT much time from the game and needs to stay

tennis without lets would be extremely LAME. just imagine the controversy if someone won a set point on a weird let/net serve
ATP was being dumb but that's nothing new, it would be widely rejected by fans and players alike, possibly only some sponsors and the ATP itself would consider it

you don't take such a crucial part of the game, something tennis players since childhood have grown used to and consider getting rid of it
Yup. Agreed in full.
04-01-2013 09:11 PM
Mountaindewslave
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

it was a stupid rule change anyway, like unbelievably dumb, fueled by sponsorship greed with the hope more people will watch if play is faster and that more matches can be squeezed into times

the lets are necessary, you can't play lets frequently enough, and an umpire should never get the power to randomly decide if they are worthy

lets were put into the game to prevent unreturnable serves as well ask to avoid horribly unfavorable starting positions in points

it doesn't take THAT much time from the game and needs to stay

tennis without lets would be extremely LAME. just imagine the controversy if someone won a set point on a weird let/net serve
ATP was being dumb but that's nothing new, it would be widely rejected by fans and players alike, possibly only some sponsors and the ATP itself would consider it

you don't take such a crucial part of the game, something tennis players since childhood have grown used to and consider getting rid of it
04-01-2013 09:03 PM
janko05
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

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Originally Posted by Nixer View Post
That's too arbitrary. I don't think an umpire can decide that quickly with the modern serve speeds.
how much of those phantom let calls we've had that annoyed everyone? why do we need let sensors anyway?
04-01-2013 08:46 PM
blanky987
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

True Nixer. It would also open up so many new opportunities for players to bitch around about inconsistent decisions.

Rule should just stay the way it is and I hope this experiment really has been deemed unsuccessful.
04-01-2013 08:43 PM
Nixer
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

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Originally Posted by janko05 View Post
They abandoned it apparently.
Here is my opinion on the subject: the let rule should be applied only if a ball touches the net and then falls over to the other side. If ball slightly touches the net and continues like a normal serve the point should be played. Anyway, it should be on the umpire to decide not the let sensors.
That's too arbitrary. I don't think an umpire can decide that quickly with the modern serve speeds.
04-01-2013 08:40 PM
janko05
Re: So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

They abandoned it apparently.
Here is my opinion on the subject: the let rule should be applied only if a ball touches the net and then falls over to the other side. If ball slightly touches the net and continues like a normal serve the point should be played. Anyway, it should be on the umpire to decide not on the let sensors.
04-01-2013 08:11 PM
Popo21
So is the "No Let" rule officially dead?

Watched some matches from Leon Challenger and they are playing with lets again. I know they were just trying it out for the first 3 months of the season, but have they officially made the decision to get rid of them for good?

I hope so. Saw one match in Japan where Millman must have had about 10 lets in the match and won every single point off them. Not worth speeding the match up for maybe 5 minutes.
03-26-2013 10:16 PM
Uncle Latso
Re: The 'no let-rule' trial at Challengers is (Won't continue on after next week)

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Originally Posted by ogbg View Post
You said one point per match so that's what I was going on. How many points per tournament are faulty let calls?
a match is 100-200 points, so one for each of the servers makes no difference at all, that's what i meant

While even 1 faulty call per 10 tournaments and you have enough reasons for this rule to hang on nothing but what the players are used to.

Virtually nothing at all.
03-26-2013 10:10 PM
navy75
Re: The 'no let-rule' trial at Challengers is (Won't continue on after next week)

People will always rally around new ideas, as people by nature are very conservative and against change (even positive change).

I like having no lets. It will statistically even out in the long run, and I've seen so many missed let calls both ways that it just takes that element out entirely.
03-26-2013 09:09 PM
ogbg
Re: The 'no let-rule' trial at Challengers is (Won't continue on after next week)

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Originally Posted by latso View Post
uh no, you're wrong, the "systematic" advantage is one point from 150 per match, it doesn't change anything at all whatsoever
You said one point per match so that's what I was going on. How many points per tournament are faulty let calls?
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