Player: Quick question- if a person leaves during a game where they are losing 40 love - is the person disqualified according to USTA?
T4U: Define the situation a little more. Did they leave the court and go somewhere else?
Player: No they did not ask permission just said there shoulder hurt and stood outside the courts- when the game resumed 15 minutes later- he could not agree on the score but the other team said it was 40 love. The official made them start from love love again
Was this a sanctioned USTA tourney? ITA? There are 2 different rules for each. I assume there was no umpire on the court, either roving or chair (because a player must ask permission to leave the court)? I also assume there was no trainer at this event (since the player took SOOO LONG in returning? This scenarior is chalk full of questions. With so may questions, one thing I can tell you is.....there is no way the player should have been allowed to have a 15 minute injury timeout. 15 minute injury timeouts USUALLY pertain to bleeding situations. In USTA events, you have 3 minutes to treat an injury once the problem has been diagnosed. It must have been obvious that the problem was with the shoulder thus begin the 3 minute clock. In ITA, you may have a max of 5 minutes for DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.
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