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I know it's highly unlikely to happen but what would happen if in a final of a grandslam both players retire? Would there be a match between semi-finalists?
 

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It's highly unlikely. But let's say before the game both players come down with a bad case of Flu. I don't know. I just wanted to know if there is a rule in place.
 

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Fortunately it hasn't happened in the history of tennis.
 

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What if both players are hit by a truck before the match. Just wanted to know if there is rule. Given, it will probably never happen. Can we move on now :)
 

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If one player knew that the other was struggling, they'd probably drag themself onto the court regardless of their physical condition.:D
 

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I don't mean to sound derisive, but this is the sort of question a six-year old might ask. This question is still at least...interesting, so it's immediately better than 70% of the questions found in threads.

I agree with one of the earlier posters--someone has to retire first. The match ends at that moment. I would think it would be collusive (and presumably improper) if the players agreed to retire simultaneously.
 

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That looks possible, if one player doesn't know anything about his opponent's retirement and they both pull out at exactly the same time
 

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It's quite straightforward ...

If both players are defaulted or withdraw prior to a match in the first round, their places are taken by lucky losers (players who have lost in qualifying but who have signed in that morning and who are on 15 minute call to play). In doubles without qualies, ALTernates (players who signed in on the entry sheet but who did not make the cut but who also have to sign in the morning of play).

In a later round, the match is voided and the opponent in the next round is given a walk over. The only time this not come into play is in a 48 or 96 player draw and
it is possible for a lucky loser to go straight into the second round and collect second round prize money but no points if they lose the match.

I am almost certain there have been instances of a player winning a later stage match due to the retirement of his opponent and the "wimming" player withdrawing injured and giving his next opponent a walk over.

The flipside to all this are the many instances in the past of doubles teams not having a good relationship with their opponents and both teams trying to tank (usually to get catch the same flight!) with hilarious results.
 

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Would be interesting to see it happen.

Retiring at the same time would be ironic.
 

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It's highly unlikely. But let's say before the game both players come down with a bad case of Flu. I don't know. I just wanted to know if there is a rule in place.
What if both players are hit by a truck before the match. Just wanted to know if there is rule. Given, it will probably never happen. Can we move on now :)
Is there something we should be concerned about? You seem really determined to find out what will happen if two finalists are taken out. :unsure:
 

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What if they both die at the same time? (im serious) is it just a no contest or do the semifinalists get a shot?
 

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I've only seen double retirement in doubles compatitions in challengers, but then is pretty much resembled tanking; nobody wanted to be bothered playing doubles as they prefered to play singles quallies elsewhere :lol:
 

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it's just likely happen to a couple. If the final is Gasquet and Safin. and being exact happenned in their marriage. making mistake reading schedule and choosing the wrong day. :devil:
 

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this reminds me of the 2002 valencia challenger :lol:

Doubles SF
Marcus Hilpert/Shaun Rudman (GER/RSA) d. Feliciano Lopez/Marc Lopez (ESP) w/o
(2)Tim Crichton/Todd Perry (AUS) d. Jan Siemerink/Dennis van Scheppingen (NED) w/o

Doubles Finals
(2)Tim Crichton/Todd Perry (AUS) d. Marcus Hilpert/Shaun Rudman (GER/RSA) w/o :lol: :lol:

The winners only finished 1 match to get the title :haha:
 
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