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Old 01-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Time restriction rule and Djokovic form

Does anyone have the impression that, contrary to some expectations, the stricter enforcement of the time allotted for preparation of serve has actually helped Djokovic focus more during his points on serve and reduced the lapses in concentration that might have come from "overthinking" a point.

The tough matches ahead could be a better indicator...
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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yet to be seen in more important matches
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well, i could expand the question really. I was kind of against the rule, but it might actually be helping players focus. Again, it might not have the same effect with everyone.
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Default Re: Time restriction rule and Djokovic form

Hardly surprising. Djokovic is meant to have superior fitness to all the other players (or at least most), so playing quicker should provide an advantage.

Him being a baseline machine also gives him less time to think too much and allows him to just hit and expect the ball to land in play. A bit like RF in his prime.
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Nadal is the only one who abuses the rule every point. Fakervic only does it when it's an important point when throwing off his opponent's return would be advantageous. We have yet to see if the rule will be enforced then but I doubt it.
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Nadal is the only one who abuses the rule every point. Fakervic only does it when it's an important point when throwing off his opponent's return would be advantageous. We have yet to see if the rule will be enforced then but I doubt it.
He's been much quicker with his serve overall. It's quite apparent. I agree event that he used the prolonged preparation to give himself a mental breather (not to distract the opponent). But your hero has his techniques as well. Let's not forget the occasional snide remarks during game play, or what he did vs. Andy @ Shanghai.

Back to the point. I have definitely changed my mind over this. It's better for the game.
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He's been much quicker with his serve overall. It's quite apparent. I agree event that he used the prolonged preparation to give himself a mental breather (not to distract the opponent). But your hero has his techniques as well. Let's not forget the occasional snide remarks during game play, or what he did vs. Andy @ Shanghai.

Back to the point. I have definitely changed my mind over this. It's better for the game.
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Less time-wasting = better tennis. Not a surprise.
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Keep in mind that in Grand Slams, the time allowed between points has been 20 seconds while 25 seconds in ATP tournaments. Players always have different mindset before "best of five" than "best of three" matches.
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Did they enforce the rules ? I don't put the sound when I watch matches on TV because I don't want to hear the commentators' gossiping but I didn't see any player reacting to a warning in any match

And believe me, Monfils sometimes was quite slow

As for Djokovic, I didn't have the impression that he tends to miss because of "overthinking".

I think he's always dealt very well about concentration on big points.
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I don't put the sound when I watch matches on TV because I don't want to hear the commentators
The same here When I watch matches on TV I listen music on headphones.
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The same here When I watch matches on TV I listen music on headphones.
yes and it's a pity because I love when I can see a match only with the sound of the game
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