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New Rules
« on: September 12, 2012, 01:00:15 PM »
What do you guys think about this:

   
   
News Release

www.ATPWorldTour.com

ATP BOARD APPROVES CHANGE IN TIME VIOLATION PENALTY
“No let” serve set for three-month trial on ATP Challenger Tour in 2013

NEW YORK — At its recent meetings in New York, the ATP Board of Directors approved a rule change and a trial for the 2013 season, both proposed by the new ATP Competition Committee.

From 2013, on both the ATP World Tour and ATP Challenger Tour, a time violation between points (25 seconds) will be penalised in the first instance with a warning. For the second and all subsequent violations, the penalty will be a fault for the server and a point penalty for the receiver. Currently, the rule is a warning and then point penalty for both the server and receiver.

“There’s been a lot of discussion about the amount of time taken between points,” said ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett. “We believe this modification will give officials a useful tool and allow for more consistent enforcement of the current time violation rule.”

The ATP Board also approved a trial elimination of the service let on the ATP Challenger Tour only, for the first three months of 2013.

“Although this change will not materially reduce the length of a match, we believe it should have a positive impact on the flow of the match,” said Drewett. “We’re certainly not ready yet to eliminate the service let, but believe a trial at the ATP Challenger level will be a good way to test this initiative in a competitive environment and get feedback from players and the public before deciding if it could be adapted more broadly.”

The new ATP Competition Committee serves in an advisory capacity, with any recommended changes or innovations requiring approval by the ATP Board of Directors.

The six-person committee consists of two representatives designated by the ATP Tournament Council, two representatives designated by the ATP Player Council, and one at-large member and a committee chairman, both selected by the ATP Executive Chairman and President.

Learn more about the ATP Competition Committee

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Re: New Rules
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 01:57:52 PM »
Tennis players will have to serve with in the time & i can see this getting some players backs up,bring back J/Mac lol,you can not be SERIOUS  :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

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Re: New Rules
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 02:08:07 PM »
NCAA Division 1 men have played under this rule for years. 
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: New Rules
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 12:46:25 AM »
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Almagro will be Top 5 in 2013!!
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