Originally Posted by LoveAll
I think that its a good thing that other umpires are given a chance, the top ones are clearly lacking in common sense in more recent times. However I guess its unfair if its just French ones!
What is the consensus? who is this based on? are you also an umpire at the French? or did you mean this Forum?
I am a reporter who knows this sport inside out - but I also know about how offocials are graded. Would you put someone who is only a white badge holder on a Serena Williams match on the main court because half of the French officials are not gold badge holders which is what they should be if they want to be on the main show courts in my opinion