2018 French Open - Roland Garros

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If it is cheating should Nole and Rafa’s 28 grand slams be reversed and given to the runners up?




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I never used the word "cheating" so dont put words in my mouth.

It is an extension of the rules and they take unfair advantage of it. It is on the Umpires to enforce the current rule which they always fail to do so. It is on the umpires as much as it is on the players. I hope the shot clock fixes this issue.

I want it stopped as tennis is a long enough game as it is.
 

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I never used the word "cheating" so dont put words in my mouth.

It is an extension of the rules and they take unfair advantage of it. It is on the Umpires to enforce the current rule which they always fail to do so. It is on the umpires as much as it is on the players. I hope the shot clock fixes this issue.

I want it stopped as tennis is a long enough game as it is.
Breaking the rules is not cheating?

But what about answering the question,

If it is breaking the rules should Nole and Rafa’s 28 grand slams be reversed and given to the runners up?




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Thiem can't play championship finals... Probably will never reach another grand slam championship match again.
Take Rafa out (meaning him retiring) and Thiem is a great chance. Still the 2nd/3rd best clay courter (depending whether Novak is ever fit again). He will get his chance.
 

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Breaking the rules is not cheating?

But what about answering the question,

If it is breaking the rules should Nole and Rafa’s 28 grand slams be reversed and given to the runners up?




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Then i cant wait for the Swans to get the 2016 AFL premiership. After all, the Bulldogs "cheated" with their handballs which the umpires failed to pick up. Or that slide on Hanners which the umps failed to pick up.

Dont be stupid.
 

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Take Rafa out (meaning him retiring) and Thiem is a great chance. Still the 2nd/3rd best clay courter (depending whether Novak is ever fit again). He will get his chance.
At the rate Rafa is going (if Federer is anything to go by), Thiem will be in his 30's by the time he even gets a chance at it. I still believe Zverev is the best of the lot when it comes to future players.
 

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At the rate Rafa is going (if Federer is anything to go by), Thiem will be in his 30's by the time he even gets a chance at it. I still believe Zverev is the best of the lot when it comes to future players.
Not on a clay court Zverev isn’t in my view. Thiem is a very good clay courter. It’s his first final he won more games than Federer did in one of his FO finals lol
 

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Not on a clay court Zverev isn’t in my view. Thiem is a very good clay courter. It’s his first final he won more games than Federer did in one of his FO finals lol
I still think Zverev has him on the clay court. Just has been off this tournament compared to usual.

Federer is not a clay couter though. So it is hardly any comparison to make between the two.
 
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