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Most ridiculous tennis calls in history

We have all experienced them, watching your favourite get a wrong in/out call, which will change the momentum of the match, and ultimately the historical landscape of title runs. You are left with what ifs. The umpire was wrong, the player was out of challenges, and the linesperson is Shino.

Which tennis calls aggrieved you the most? And what if?

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The biggest was Serena/Capriati in NY 2004. That led to hawkeye
Serena in NY has had some of the craziest moments and that was one of those where she was cheated

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Re: Most ridiculous tennis calls in history

How is this one not included?



I've never seen such a bad call.. It didn't even touch the line it was so in and it was right on the side of the Umpire... No wonder Karo demolished that chair.
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The biggest was Serena/Capriati in NY 2004. That led to hawkeye
Serena in NY has had some of the craziest moments and that was one of those where she was cheated


Agree about the US Open Serena v. Capriati match. Terrible calls.

Was watching a match once where Errani or her opponent hit a ball that was clearly in. It bounced slow as can be and right under the chair umpireís nose. The linesman called it wrong but the chair umpire refused to correct the call, even though it was clearly in. It was so bad it was funny, especially because of how slowly the ball moved.


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I've never seen such a bad call.. It didn't even touch the line it was so in and it was right on the side of the Umpire... No wonder Karo demolished that chair.
My issue with this is Sakkari. She 100% saw it. She knew she lost the point. Like come on. Youíre on TV.

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Re: Most ridiculous tennis calls in history

That Errani-Call pretty much made Alves' mistake in 2004 look like a good call.
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Re: Most ridiculous tennis calls in history

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I've never seen such a bad call.. It didn't even touch the line it was so in and it was right on the side of the Umpire... No wonder Karo demolished that chair.
Also Karo was absolutely right with her argument that if the ball is lost, and they could not locate the mark, then how can they assert that it was out? Where is the mark of the out ball?

The ideal situation of course would have been to identify the correct mark and award Karo the point that she earned. But if you cannot find a mark at all, at worst it should have been a point replay.
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One of the most ridiculous calls I ever saw was in the Wozniacki vs Azarenka match, the ball could not possibly bounce more slow and yet they didnít see it.


Also, here Edmund lost the point in 3 different ways; double bounce, ran into the net before the ball bounced twice and hit out; and the umpire still have the point to Edmund. Thankfully Djokovic challenged and got the point after all, but how could one be so blind, when Kyle was right under the umpireís chair.
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The first Wimbledon I ever watched in full was 2004, so the Venus/Sprem match always comes to mind.
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Sania Mirza & Elena Vesnina vs. Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond, doubles QF, AO 2012

The only thing worse than the umpire/linesman not acknowledging the double bounce is Huber's cheating attitude and obvious lies. God I wanted to slap her that day.
Although the best shot of the match is the second to last point which Mirza smashed in Huber's face. LOL.
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Re: Most ridiculous tennis calls in history

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We have all experienced them, watching your favourite get a wrong in/out call, which will change the momentum of the match, and ultimately the historical landscape of title runs. You are left with what ifs. The umpire was wrong, the player was out of challenges, and the linesperson is Shino.

Which tennis calls aggrieved you the most? And what if?

The maker of this video should've also included the conversation between Sorana and the umpire on the 4th successful challenge. Cibulkova called it out, but somehow the umpire decided to replay the point.

That set of tennis is imo still the most egregious umpire performance ever.
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The first Wimbledon I ever watched in full was 2004, so the Venus/Sprem match always comes to mind.
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Re: Most ridiculous tennis calls in history

Bunch of Mr. Magoo linesmen at the Bank of the West

Cirstea out there calling it better than them


As for the actual answer this one is an easy one for me.. Australian Open final.. Kim and Justine. It's 4 all in the 3rd set and break point down Kim hits a shot off the baseline and umpire Sandra De Jenken overrules and calls it out. The ball was in.

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The biggest was Serena/Capriati in NY 2004. That led to hawkeye
Serena in NY has had some of the craziest moments and that was one of those where she was cheated
They were sooooo bad!

But they already talked about Hawk Eye during the match. Wasn't it to be installed anyway?

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Re: Most ridiculous tennis calls in history

Definitely Roddick/Hewitt in the 5th set of the QF of the 2001 USO. The umpire overrule for a call on the far side of the court allowed Hewitt to eventually break for the match.


Andy has a point: "IT'S 4-5 IN THE 5TH SET!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!"

Imagine slugging it out for 3.5 hours only to have (nearly) the whole match gifted away on a cheese call. Umpire should never rule or overrule stuff far away from him. Thank the tennis gods for Hawkeye.

At least Andy swallowed his ego and shook the umpire's hand after. You could tell he hesitated at first but he still came through and showed some class. He would eventually win the USO 2 years later. He would have won more Majors, but then Roger Federer happened.

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