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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2009, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

I wonder, if foot faults even make sence. It does not make any difference for the opponent wether a player touches the line or not.

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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

I think they aren't necessary, from own experience, I don't see any difference in my matches when a player does it or not.
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I think the technology needs to be developed if they are going to enforce the rules. Place something there to remove the human element out of it...

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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

Unless a player is blatantly crossing the line, I see no reason to call foot faults.

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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

no....but the rules are the rules

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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

It's the same as an 1 mm out serve. It doesn't make a difference, but you have to draw the line somewhere.
Like I said in another thread, a foot fault is like any other call in tennis.
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who determines what blatantly crossing a line is? that is completely subjective according to each line judge. that would bring MANY more problems than solutions.

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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

Yes. Don't step on the fucking line. Everyone knows this. Next.

They only need to put a challenge system for more fairness.
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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

The rule is necessary but only for players who clearly cross the line and try to serve staying inside the court or for the players who are doing it constantly on the purpose. I don't think it ever happens on the pro level.

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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

The initial foot fault that began the fireworks was a terrible call. It was unconscionable. It cannot be made at the end of any match, let alone in the semifinals of the U.S. Open. This isn't because a foot fault is a ridiculous call at that juncture (even though it is). It's because it wasn't a foot fault. The replays show that Serena's foot was behind the line when she served. You could make the argument that it was close but not close enough to make the call.
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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

No. From experience playing tennis, it doesn't make a difference unless it's a huge margin (like on half of it). Touching the line even slightly isn't going to give you an advantage, most of the time you don't even think about it anyway. At least in my case, I don't think being a hair on the line is going to make a difference whether I hit an ace or a double fault.

Kind of off-topic, I believe a foot-fault should just be a 'let' do the serve over. It's not worth losing a point serve over, let the rallies do that for you.

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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

then the next thing you'll see then its only 1mm out......... its my point.

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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

The 2nd set was on serve 15-30.
That match was wide open when the foot fault was called.

Was it really a foot fault? Very close. That call made a big difference.

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I think we need Hawkeye
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Re: Are Foot Faults necessary, your call?

A stupid and useless rule that needs to be abolished.
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