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Old 09-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #16
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Default Re: Foot faults: how often do they really happen?

I was gonna make the Murray reference but someone beat me to it. On the other hand, I'm shocked that this thread went 15 posts without mentioning the foot-faulting GOAT, Fabio Fognini.
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Default Re: Foot faults: how often do they really happen?

Doing it on purpose to rest your cramp like the Fog is another thing completely.

Most FFs in pro tennis are indeed accidents. No sane player would risk getting called for it just to "cheat" one cm or two, especially considering the distance to the net in the first place. It's roughly 39 feet (11,89m) to the net. Making it an inch/few cm shorter might give you some psychological comfort but you wouldn't find any coach or player that recommended bending the rule as intentional strategy.

But playing with some buddy and you don't just touch the line but step a full foot inside the line or something....then we are talking
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Is there a video on Isner's foot fault yesterday? He often foot faults when serving to the deuce court with his right foot (back foot).
I thought I saw a couple of those yesterday, uncalled of course
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He often foot faults when serving to the deuce court with his right foot (back foot).
Jim Courier mentioned this early in the match (when it was still level). He was pointing out every time Isner foot faulted & said Isner's coach had told him before the match to stop doing it because he was pressing his luck & would eventually get called on it.
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