The proposal is that if a player is for some reason forced to take a medical time-out of whatever length, he will automatically, and knowingly, forfeit whichever number of points would have been played according to the normal run of play, at 25 seconds per point, 90 seconds per change-over and 120 seconds between sets. In other words, if he is supposed to either serve or receive at a specific moment in time, but is not on court, he loses the point, the score moves on accordingly and is ...
Simply change the rules so that medical timeouts are only allowed before the injured players’ serve. If the injured player cannot wait that long, they must retire. It’s that simple.
Tennis players are allowed to request medical timeouts for non-acute injuries at changes of end, or between sets. Once their injury has been diagnosed, they are then allowed three minutes of treatment.
Those were the harsh words that former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe had for tennis ‘ injury timeout rules in the wake of Victoria Azarenka’s semifinal victory over American upstart Sloane Stephens at the Australian Open. After winning the opening set of the match 6-1, Azarenka held a 5-3 lead and was serving for the match.
Emma Raducanu injury timeout entirely within rules in US Open final win over Leylah Fernandez ... high-risk tennis of supreme quality, ... and will request a Medical Time-Out for treatment if ...
An injury timeout is a maximum of 15 minutes, but only a maximum of three minutes for treatment. The remainder of the time is getting the official, supplies and evaluation on what the injury is. 5. A bleeding timeout consists of up to 15 minutes to stop visible bleeding, clean up the court and throw things out.
Tennis was a sport but now, thanks to the strategic injury timeout, it has morphed into performance art. There is nothing wrong with one bathroom timeout or an extra waterbreak if the temp goes above a certain degree, but the rest of it has to stop.
Once their injury has been diagnosed, they are then allowed three minutes of treatment. (A player cannot have two timeouts for the same injury during a match.)