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World number 2 tennis player Medvedev calling the umpire’s decision “so stupid” on live TV after being penalized with “hindrance” for saying “sorry” during the rally. It was so stupid that even his opponent was refusing the point awarded to him and would prefer to “replay” the point.


World number 2 tennis player Medvedev calling the umpire’s decision “so stupid” on live TV after being penalized with “hindrance” for saying “sorry” during the rally. It was so stupid that even his opponent was refusing the point awarded to him and would prefer to “replay” the point.

World number 2 tennis player Medvedev calling the umpire’s decision "so stupid" on live TV after being penalized with "hindrance" for saying "sorry" during the rally. It was so stupid that even his opponent was refusing the point awarded to him and would prefer to "replay" the point. from sports




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25 Comments

  • PTEHarambe

    I love seeing good sportsmanship. I’d only the red would pull their head out of their ass.

    Edit: if only the ref would pull their head outta their ass.

  • [deleted]

    this is one of the worst calls i’ve ever seen in any sport.

    e: guys. “one of”. you don’t need to respond with other bad calls as though it’s a refutation. i’m down to see people suck at their jobs, just read before you comment.

  • ackillesBAC

    I’m not a tennis fan but I’ve played and watched a lot of sports. My guess is what happened here is she made the call on instinct before she realized what he said, and then stuck with it.

  • VulgarDisplayofDerp

    Shit like this is why human officiating is getting phased out.

    In the past several years the officials have become a distraction in more than one high-profile match. Nobody fucking cares about the referees. They should be invisible except when called upon.

    Goodbye and good riddance.

  • BlackLeader70

    Can’t say ‘sorry’…Canadian player in shambles.

    But seriously, how is that a hindrance, it’s not like it’s going to throw off the players.

  • Ticklemepops

    It’s such a new and interesting way to watch sporting events with no real live presence of a crowd. Most athletes these days are so professional and courteous, but they’re becoming more confident in calling out stupid rules and nonsensical decisions. I hope more rules are scrutinized closely

  • treditor13

    So “sorry” gets a penalty, but whenever Sabalenka strikes the ball, she literally screams at the top of her lungs, on every single shot, like she’s just been stabbed with a steak knife.
    I’m so glad Pliskova beat her at Wimbledon.

  • Kuli24

    There should be a rule that overrides the other rules that is as follows:

    If the player who gained a point says it should go to the other player, it goes to the other player!

  • Bakki666

    Russian speaker here. After being surprised after this decision, Bublik switches to Russian and says “what the fuck? Let’s replay!”. After umpire refuses, he continues to say “Bullshit”, and Medvedev says “fuck it, probably it’s my fault, let’s play”. Rare situation, when both players agree on something, and the only one who is against is referee.

  • xJeremy

    [2021 ATP rulebook](https://www.atptour.com/en/corporate/rulebook) for anyone who wants to see the exact rules for hindrance

    Section VII THE COMPETITION
    7.22 On-Court Procedures and Requirements Page 158-159
    F. Hindrance. A hindrance may result (1) from a corrected call by an official or (2) from an inadvertent event that occurs on-court:
    2) Inadvertent or Deliberate event. A distraction occurring on-court may be ruled inadvertent (unintentional) or ruled deliberate.
    b) Any distraction caused by a player may be ruled deliberate and result in the loss of a point (intentional or unintentional). Deliberate is defined as the player meant to do what it was that caused the hindrance or distraction.
    G. Hindrance Cases
    Opponent Makes Noise
    Case: During play, a player thinking he has hit a winner, shouts “vamos”, “come on”, “yes”, etc. as his opponent is in the act of hitting the ball.
    Decision: If the Chair Umpire rules that a hindrance has occurred then, as the sound or exclamation that caused the hindrance was deliberate, the point shall be awarded.
    7.25 Announcing Page 179
    A. Calls of On-Court Officials
    8) “Hindrance.” If a player deliberately or involuntarily commits an act which hinders his opponent in making a stroke.

    Section X. EXHIBIT I – Rules of Tennis
    26. HINDRANCE Page 271-272
    If a player is hindered in playing the point by a deliberate act of the opponent(s), the player shall win the point.

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