What do the ATP base their decisions on? Do they have something like ranking points or what exactly??
I always wonder this also.I remember reading somewhere that umpires for slam finals are often (though not always)from the country of the slam. I think it was Enric Molina who said it when asked how he felt umpiring for USO finals.
I think that when 2 players from the same country are playing each other, the umpire can be from their country as well. :scratch:I always wonder this also.
I heard during Rogers' match vs Berrer in Basel that the chair ump for any given match cannot be from either of the players countries. So for this match, they couldn't be Swiss or German. But I am not sure if this goes for TMS & GS. or DC.
just my 2 centavos
Is there a different rule for the final then?The umpire can judge to his compatriot. example: Herfel can judge Haas.
Yes, Mourier was umpiring in many matches between French players again in Lyon this week.I think that when 2 players from the same country are playing each other, the umpire can be from their country as well. :scratch:
thats was decided by the referee but She could umpire that match.Is there a different rule for the final then?
Because I'm sure De Jenken said lately in an interview that her first GS final was the final with Pierce in Roland-Garros and that she couldn't be the chair umpire for that match anymore because the rules have changed and she's not allowed to umpire a final with a French player.
That's strange, she clearly says in the article she can't because of a rules change.thats was decided by the referee but She could umpire that match.