Side­line coach­ing a form of cheat­ing

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

FIRSTLY, I must con­grat­u­late Naomi Osaka for win­ning the US Open women’s sin­gles’ cham­pi­onship.

It is good to see a young face win a ma­jor cham­pi­onship.

The per­for­mance of Ser­ena Wil­liams was a dis­grace and her ac­tions do not do the sport any favours.

How is that be­ing a role model for fu­ture ten­nis play­ers?

The ac­tions of (um­pire) Car­los Ramos have to be ap­plauded as this type of be­hav­iour has been go­ing on too long.

Ac­tu­ally, it has been go­ing on even in the days of John McEn­roe.

This type of be­hav­iour is used to break the mo­men­tum of their op­po­nent and has been suc­cess­ful on many oc­ca­sions.

There­fore, the penalty giv­ing by Car­los was a brave but cor­rect one.

Note in Aus­tralian Rules if you ar­gue with the um­pire like that you would get a min­i­mum of one or more 50 me­tre penal­ties.

This then leads to du­bi­ous med­i­cal time­outs hap­pen­ing at a crit­i­cal time dur­ing a ten­nis match.

This is also a tac­tic to break the mo­men­tum of their op­po­nent. John Walker, North Wan­garatta

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