April 19, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Serve clock and short warmup start today

Ahead of the plan to extend the 25-second serve clock and shortened warmup from the qualifying to the main draw at the US Open, the ATP and WTA tournaments begin implementing it as of Monday.

ATP head of officiating Gayle Bradshaw will even hold a round table with the media at the Citi Open Monday afternoon.

In short, the chair umpire enters the score, calls the score – and starts the clock.

First offence is a warning. Second offense is a serve fault for the server and a point penalty, if the receiver isn’t ready.

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