Last minute withdrawals - TennisForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2003, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wherever Maggie goes.
Posts: 3,293
                     
Last minute withdrawals

There have been so many last minute or late withdrawals for various reasons. Now Jusine pulled out of Rome. It seems many top players who have won titles the week before another event are highly likely to withdraw from the up coming one. I know the players are tired and want to skip the tune-up event to enter the GS fresh. But I still feel disgusted, especially when they do it after the draw is out. Isn't it part of their responsibility? A lot of people have bought tickets to see the particular players and seems they feel nothing about disappointing their fans. I know they don't play for the sake of their fans but they make money from all the marketting things. I must say it's a lack of responsiblity from some players if they do it more than once in a year. I know this has been discussed a lot before.. Nways, what do you think?

Last edited by gogomaggie; May 13th, 2003 at 04:00 AM.
GoGoMaggie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2003, 03:56 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Day-Dreaming
Posts: 7,820
                     
I kinda have to agree even if I am a fan of Justine =P


"You Worry About Your Jump Rope and Yourself!" -Coral on Battle of the Sexes 2




Running for the cliff again...
Rtael is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2003, 03:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 8,950
                     
although i think the players are doing the right thing so they don't get over tired i still agree with you that they have a responsibility. it's something where no matter what they do they are doing the right thing but also the wrong thing.

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.

also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
Gowza is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2003, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wherever Maggie goes.
Posts: 3,293
                     
There should be a limit to the number of tournaments a player can withdraw from per year.... j/k
GoGoMaggie is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2003, 10:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Belgium
Posts: 1,614
                     
It's such a difficult matter: Players always should be allowed to rest in case of injuries. However how to define whether they are serious enough or just precaution, who's to say.

In the end al players seem to be doing whatever they feel like, and moste of the time it doesn't really matter. Though this time I'm going to Rome, I was hoping to see her, which obviously isn't going to happen so in those cases it's quite dissapointing to fans.

They should realise that professional tennis only exists because it attacts people to come and watch. They shouldn't dissapoint them as often as they are these days
great smash is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wherever Maggie goes.
Posts: 3,293
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by great smash
It's such a difficult matter: Players always should be allowed to rest in case of injuries. However how to define whether they are serious enough or just precaution, who's to say.

In the end al players seem to be doing whatever they feel like, and moste of the time it doesn't really matter. Though this time I'm going to Rome, I was hoping to see her, which obviously isn't going to happen so in those cases it's quite dissapointing to fans.

They should realise that professional tennis only exists because it attacts people to come and watch. They shouldn't dissapoint them as often as they are these days
Exactly
GoGoMaggie is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 02:02 AM
country flag CC
Senior Member
 
CC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Still Point
Posts: 8,726
                     
Hey Car Key, no need to change the title on this one. :wink:
CC is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 03:10 AM
Senior Member
 
TheBoiledEgg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: in Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 180,049
                     
there already is a ruling for this...... its a bit long but

a. Medical Withdrawals
Players are allowed to withdraw two (2) times in any one (1) year without penalty for Medical reasons for Tournaments other than the Tour Championships. The WTA Tour Medical Withdrawal Form, written in English, must be completed and received by the Tour Operations
office within ten (10) days of the withdrawal. The reason given for the medical withdrawal may be utilized for media release. If a player is forced to withdraw from consecutive Tournaments, the Medical Withdrawal Form (and the reasons indicated on the medical withdrawal
form) will be applied to all Tournaments she has withdrawn from and will be considered as one medical withdrawal.
i. Except as otherwise set forth herein, any player may withdraw for medical reasons, without being subject to a fine, twice in each Tour year, upon presentation to the WTA Tour of a WTA Tour Medical Withdrawal Form, completed by an appropriate medical physician, verifying she is unable to play in the Tournament from which she was forced to withdraw.
The medical examination must be completed by an appropriate medical physician and documented in English on the WTA Tour Medical Withdrawal Form and submitted to the WTA Tour within ten (10) days
after the player’s withdrawal from the Tournament. The player must sign the WTA Tour Medical Withdrawal Form authorizing the public release of
information for the withdrawal. If the player fails to submit the WTA Tour Medical Withdrawal Form within 10 days after the player’s withdrawal from the Tournament, she will be subject to the penalty
withdrawal fines.

ii. If a player is on-site at a Tournament and is forced to withdraw from that Tournament due to an injury or illness, the player may submit WTA Tour documentation (completed by the Tournament Physician and the PHCP) during the Tournament week, and appeal to the WTA Tour for a 100% dismissal for her late withdrawal fine.

iii. Following a withdrawal, retirement or default from a match a player is required to meet the on-site PHCP and the Tournament Physician for an evaluation and assessment of the injury or illness prior to the player
leaving the Tournament city. Failure to meet with the above requirement may result in a fine to the player. The player must submit a copy of the signed WTA Tour Medical Withdrawal Form and the Change of Commitment Form to the on-site Supervisor, stating her reason for withdrawal and giving authorization for public release. In the event that the player retires during the first round, she must complete the First
Round Retirement form with the PHCP and the Supervisor.

iv. After the start of Qualifying, if the player is in the Tournament City, and must withdraw for medical reasons, she must meet with the on-site Tournament Physician and PHCP to complete the Medical Withdrawal Form and aforementioned procedures.

7. Gold Exempt Player Medical Withdrawal
If a Gold Exempt player withdraws from a Tournament, she is required to provide the WTA Tour with an official Medical Withdrawal Form* to be completed by an appropriate Physician to the Tour Operations Department. Included with this Form, a copy of the clinical visit, Physician’s notes/documentation and all relevant laboratory tests must also be submitted to the Sport Sciences & Medicine Department at the WTA Tour Florida office within ten (10) days of the player’s withdrawal.
During a Tournament, any Gold Exempt player who retires or defaults from a match is required to meet with the on-site PHCP and the Tournament Physician for an evaluation and assessment of the injury or illness prior to the player leaving the Tournament city. Failure to meet with the above requirements may result in a fine to the player. The player must submit a copy of the signed WTA Tour Medical Withdrawal Form and the Change of Commitment Form to the on-site Supervisor, stating her reason for withdrawal and giving authorization for public release. In the event that the player retires during the first round, she must complete the First Round Retirement form with the PHCP and
Supervisor.

After the start of Qualifying, if the player is in the Tournament City,
and must withdraw for medical reasons, she must meet with the on-site Tournament Physician and PHCP to complete the Medical Withdrawal Form and aforementioned procedures. All documentation must be submitted in English.

* A player may obtain a medical withdrawal form through the Tour
Operations Department in Florida or Europe, an on-site Supervisor, or through the Tour’s faxback system.

Good luck in 2015 to my favsKIRILENKO**Zvonareva*Kuznetsova*Sharapova*Kleybanova*Vesnina*Shvedova
Puchkova*Kulikova*Pavlyuchenkova*Makarova*Panova*Pervak*Diatchenko*Pivovarova*Gavrilova*Putintseva*Khromacheva*Gasparyan*Leykin a*Zhuk*PotapovaAZARENKA *Govortsova
MINELLA LARRIERETsurenkoAlize Lim*El Tabakh*Robson*Cirstea
*Juhaszova*Zanevska*Broady*Bouchard*
Cetkovska*Svitolina*
Pliskova's*Rus*Bellis*Soylu*Sibille*Uberalova*Eden Silva*
http://www.twitter.com/TheBoiledEgg
TheBoiledEgg is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wherever Maggie goes.
Posts: 3,293
                     
Can playing too much be a legitimate reason for pulling out? What about being tired as many players use it as the reason or (an excuse) for their withdrawals?
GoGoMaggie is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 08:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: this celluloid dream
Posts: 4,078
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by gogomaggie
Can playing too much be a legitimate reason for pulling out? What about being tired as many players use it as the reason or (an excuse) for their withdrawals?
fatigue. That is the term. and yes, it's obviously very valid. Of course, it's also the most abused excuse because anybody can claim to be fatigued, and if you say you are, nobody can really prove you wrong.
King Lindsay is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wherever Maggie goes.
Posts: 3,293
                     
I hate to say this but some players withdraw after winning a big event for lack of motivation... you often see a player who won a big title make an early exit the week after.. It's hard to keep up the motivation after you have done something huge.. I think that's a bigger part of the reason than actual fatigue the player suffers. I know in many cases they are really tired and decide to pull out knowing they won't go too far in the event.. but you can't deny their lack of motivation as part of the reason for their withdrawals.
GoGoMaggie is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 09:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 390
 
Lack of motivation? I don't agree. The one thing a player wants to do when they've one a tournament is move right on to the next one and keep the momentum going.

They eventually exit early due to fatigue, which is very valid...but the motivation is surely higher when you've just won a tournament?
best best better is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome