View Full Version : Bad Calls on Clay: Pictures don't lie

Apr 23rd, 2004, 06:14 PM
I know it's men's tennis BUT....

MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Germany's Rainer Schuettler will keep a photo souvenir of his three-set victory over Lleyton Hewitt in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

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The No. 4 seed took a picture of the ball's mark on the clay after a disputed call allowed Hewitt, a former world No. 1, to save a crucial break point.

"I took a picture because the ball was clearly out," Schuettler said after his 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win.

"We have fantastic equipment to judge balls these days and we see mistakes like this," he added.

Schuettler was 2-1 up in the second set and a break would have allowed him to lead 3-1 and take a giant step towards match victory.

On break point, the German judged Hewitt's serve long but the chair umpire checked the mark and awarded the point to the Australian.

To everybody's surprise, Schuettler fumbled in his bag, seized a disposable camera and took a picture of the mark as evidence of his good faith.

He received a warning and appeared to lose his momentum as Hewitt went on to win eight of the next nine games.

"Everybody complains about tennis getting boring and when someone does something out of the ordinary, he receives a warning.

"The crowd laughed but not the umpire. It's a shame," Schuettler said.

Apr 23rd, 2004, 06:15 PM
Sandra DeJenkin...wherefore art thou? :rolleyes: :mad:

Apr 23rd, 2004, 07:27 PM
Poor Rainer!!!!!!!!! :mad: :sad:

Apr 23rd, 2004, 08:13 PM
:lol: You go Rainer!!!

Apr 23rd, 2004, 08:14 PM
Viva Rainer.

Apr 23rd, 2004, 08:22 PM

Apr 23rd, 2004, 09:23 PM
Rainer :yeah: I start to like him :p

Apr 23rd, 2004, 09:32 PM
The umpire was poor Grilletti :p

Apr 23rd, 2004, 09:52 PM
:lol: Rainer

Apr 23rd, 2004, 10:06 PM
Rainer :worship:

Frau Antje
Apr 23rd, 2004, 10:49 PM
Rainer :kiss:

Apr 23rd, 2004, 10:58 PM
I like everyone named Rainer! :p

Apr 23rd, 2004, 11:49 PM
Go Schuettler!