Tennis Forum banner

1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
38,323 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·

2:15

Venus's second serve hit the net and it was going to be way long but Hingis hit it before it landed. Nobody said anything but it should've been Venus's point, right? :confused: She might have avoided the bagel. :eek:h:
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
3,118 Posts
Are you on meth? The ball hit the net and bounced beyond the service box from what I can see. Then Hingis swats it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38,323 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Are you on meth? The ball hit the net and bounced beyond the service box from what I can see. Then Hingis swats it.
It clearly didn't hit the ground.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,755 Posts
Are you on meth? The ball hit the net and bounced beyond the service box from what I can see. Then Hingis swats it.
The ball didn't get to land (hit the ground) beyond the service box, you can't call something out before that happens. Tennis 101. On the other hand since it hit the net off a serve, the ball was not technically in play either. Imo it should have been Venus' point or been replayed, but I doubt the rules addressed this specific scenario.

I'm not surprised Venus didn't argue for it; even if she did notice the irregularity she's too classy to try and win a point on a serve that was obviously going way out. On the other hand if it were Cibulkova or Woz instead of Venus... :eek:h:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38,323 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
The ball didn't get to land (hit the ground) beyond the service box, you can't call something out before that happens. Tennis 101. On the other hand since it hit the net off a serve, the ball was not technically in play either. Imo it should have been Venus' point or been replayed, but I doubt the rules addressed this specific scenario.
The closest example I can think of is this:


With Cornet losing the point because the ball touched her racquet before it landed (out).
 
  • Like
Reactions: Haleptard

·
Registered
Joined
·
38,323 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
:lol::lol::lol:


Guys, please watch it again. Venus hit a table-tennis serve.


:lol::lol::lol:
Omg, I think you're right. Well, that solves the mystery. :SNE:

I'd never seen anyone do that before. :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
926 Posts
How bizarre, casually asking a question about a point in a random match 20 years ago from 1999, as if it happend in the last few minutes or some shit, and the casual replies that follow, mind boggles :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,859 Posts
<img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" />


Guys, please watch it again. Venus hit a table-tennis serve.


<img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" />
Yeah, Venus 2nd serve always has been a big mess from time to time especially when she was nervous.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
636 Posts
Venus's second serve hit the net and it was going to be way long but Hingis hit it before it landed. Nobody said anything but it should've been Venus's point, right? <img src="https://i.imgur.com/OGuqcHb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> She might have avoided the bagel. <img src="http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="oh" class="inlineimg" />
Under no circumstance could it have been Venus's point since her serve touched the net. But it wasn't Martina's point either, since Venus didn't technically hit a double fault - the ball on her second serve didn't fall outside the service box - Martina hit it before it could. I think Venus should have been allowed to hit that second serve again.
 

·
it's just me against the music.
Joined
·
27,343 Posts
Under no circumstance could it have been Venus's point since her serve touched the net. But it wasn't Martina's point either, since Venus didn't technically hit a double fault - the ball on her second serve didn't fall outside the service box - Martina hit it before it could. I think Venus should have been allowed to hit that second serve again.
Watch it again carefully. It's low quality because it is from 1998 but Venus' serve bounces in the service box on her side and goes over. It never hit the net - it was a bounce!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
636 Posts
Watch it again carefully. It's low quality because it is from 1998 but Venus' serve bounces in the service box on her side and goes over. It never hit the net - it was a bounce!
Well in that case obviously it is a double fault. I was going by what the OP said in his post i.e. the ball hit the net.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,410 Posts
The ball didn't get to land (hit the ground) beyond the service box, you can't call something out before that happens. Tennis 101. On the other hand since it hit the net off a serve, the ball was not technically in play either. Imo it should have been Venus' point or been replayed, but I doubt the rules addressed this specific scenario.
1. This case is so clear it wouldn't have to be addressed in the rules. :facepalm: Of course it would have been a replay. Serve touches the net and Hingis doens't let it bounce = serve was in after it touched the net and therefore has to be treated like a regular let serve = replay.

2. How several posters watched that video and thought it touched the net in mind-boggling.
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
Top