I think I was wrong on only 3 medical time out.Blowe said:if my understanding is correct a player can have a 3 minute evaluation period and a 3 minute treatment period for every injury sustained on court. Theoretically then a player could have 6 minutes for each leg and 6 minutes for each arm. That would be a total of 24 minutes. Plus they could use the bathroom for a "reasonable amount of time" between each set. Plus treatment for "loss of conditioning" which is separate from the injuries. So it seems that the TO possibilities are nearly endless
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You can't compare a team sport to an individual sport.Caren said:I don't think they should be allowed to have injury timeouts. I'm with the commentators. Any other sport and when there's an injury the player comes of. Take for example football/soccer. Should a player get injured after the manager has already used three subs then they have to play on with 10 men regardless. Rules aren't changed because of injury.
Players shouldn't have to go out and be mentally tough when another player asks for a medical time out. Players go out to play a game of tennis, and albeit that there is a mental element in tennis needed, its unfortunate that so many players seem to be able to find loopholes in the rules to put their opponent off. I feel for Dementieva tonight, because apart from the timeoutand all the rest of it, i find when i watch mary pierce that i want to jump through the screen and push her into moving a bit quicker, imo her slowness (albeit part of her game) is a greater threat than an injury timeout.
But the timeouts are bad for the game, too many players use them as an excuse these days.