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It's a doubles match at the AO looks like. I think one team is Clement/Llodra, but I'm not sure. Who is the other team, and did they play a let on this point? :lol: :haha: :p If that offends any animal lovers, I'm sorry, but that really is proof why all of the GS's big stadiums need roofs. ;)

 

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Re: Who are these players??

It was Boutter/Clement against Llodra/Santoro. :)
1/2 AO 2002.
 

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Maybe you should put a warning in the title before PETA come and arrest you.
 

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ahahaha. haha. ha.

Still...at least he said a prayer.
 

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Re: Who are these players??

It was Boutter/Clement against Llodra/Santoro. :)
1/2 AO 2002.
I thought I saw Clement and Llodra there. :)
 

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Feathers went everywhere!!
 

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Australian Open SF 2002: Llodra/Santoro def. Boutter/Clement 6-3 3-6 12-10

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LU3TNDc85Hw

-> Llodra was playing a forehand and killed a bird

I don't know the rules in the situation like this. Did the point replay or Llodra won the point :confused:

Sorry if this was posted before...
 

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I was just thinking the other day, at least Llodra's now better known in Australia for something other than killing a pigeon in mid-flight. I remember at the time that he and Santoro actually rewatched the incident in a Eurosport broadcasting booth and seemed mightily amused by the whole thing, which struck me as a little macabre, to say the least.
 

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This has been posted quite recently.. But always worth another look.

Interesting point about who wins the point.. Obviously there is no rule specifically about birds interfering with play [:tape:] but I presume that if a fan threw an object onto the court which then affected the point then it would be replayed so maybe this would fall under that category..
 

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Interesting point about who wins the point.. Obviously there is no rule specifically about birds interfering with play [:tape:] but I presume that if a fan threw an object onto the court which then affected the point then it would be replayed so maybe this would fall under that category..
I thought about it but on the other hand, birds are for me more like an element of nature. So if the wind doesn't disrupt a play why would do it a bird :confused: I'd like to call away to my conscience and obviously I feel sorrow for the bird but Llodra should have won the point IMO :shrug:
 

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I was just thinking the other day, at least Llodra's now better known in Australia for something other than killing a pigeon in mid-flight. I remember at the time that he and Santoro actually rewatched the incident in a Eurosport broadcasting booth and seemed mightily amused by the whole thing, which struck me as a little macabre, to say the least.
I remember that. :tape:
 

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I thought about it but on the other hand, birds are for me more like an element of nature. So if the wind doesn't disrupt a play why would do it a bird :confused: I'd like to call away to my conscience and obviously I feel sorrow for the bird but Llodra should have won the point IMO :shrug:
That was my initial thought actually, that the point would go to Llodra, but I then thought 'Is that really fair?'.. but since when is sport fair, so you are probably right..
 

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I think this also happened at Wimbledon once, didn't it? Or was it just a bird disrupting play in that case. I can't quite remember.
 

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I think they played a let, which was appropriate for the circumstances. Clement could've easily been distracted by the bird flying across the court at the time even though the point was very much Llodra's.
 

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Poor bird.

Been on the board before but thanks again for sharing.
 
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