Worst line calls and umpire decisions in Tennis

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Many barbaric calls have been made by officials, umpires or referees in sports history and there are way too many who would deserve the cake. According to some the NBA has the worst officiating due to the nature of the sport. The NFL, NHL and MLB don't fall behind too much. In Tennis, before the implementation of the Hawk-Eye technology, the quality of officiating was subpar. John McEnroe often demanded umpires controlling his matches be removed, and he was mostly right. “There should be no umpires as well. That would maybe be a major innovation as well,” McEnroe said when asked what changes he’d like to introduce.

Notes:
- Serena Williams vs Jennifer Capriati, US Open 2004 quarterfinal:  Three line calls went against Williams in the final set, and Auto-Ref system was being tested during the match. Though the calls were not reversed, there was one overrule of a clearly correct call and the chair umpire Mariana Alves, that the TV replay showed to be good. She was removed from consideration for further matches at that year's US Open. These errors prompted talks about line calling assistance especially as the Auto-Ref system was being tested by the US Open at that time and was shown to be very accurate. Officials from the United States Tennis Association apologized to Williams for the errors by the chair umpire Mariana Alves during the final set.

- Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, Miami 2005 Final: Nadal should've had 0-40 on Federer's serve, instead he went on to lose the game and eventually the match which was the second career head-to-head meeting between the great rivals. Nadal has played 5 Miami finals and is yet to win the title.

- Jerzy Janowicz vs Denis Shapovalov, 2017 Guadalajara challenger semifinal: Janowicz recieved three code violations in 2 minutes. He lost the match after having a match point at 5-4 in the third set.

- Olivier Rochus vs Igor Sijsling, Hertogenbosch 2012 second round: Atrocious decision by the chair umpire to replay the point because he "did not see" where the ball landed. Sijsling lost the point but broke two points later with a forehand winner.

- Robin Söderling vs Fernando González, Roland Garros 2009 semifinal: González wiped the mark in a classy manner in the important point of the fourth set. 2009 was the year which saw one of the biggest upsets in tennis history at the Roland Garros. Söderling won the semifinal match vs González in five sets but lost in the final to Roger Federer.

- Andre Agassi vs Tommy Haas, Wimbledon 1998 second round: A forehand by Haas was ruled good, even though replays showed it was clearly out. "It was nearly six inches " Agassi protested. "It was out both ways. It was wide and it was long". "In 12 years, i've never seen it miss that much, " Agassi said to chair umpire Frame. The call gave Haas a 6-3 lead in a third set tiebreaker.

Robert Hurley Jr
"Borna, this one was in the other one was probably out" lol
Robert Hurley Jr
the schiavone point was pretty bad. nadal vs federer wasnt bad
ChronusSpere13
Poor serenade, DUMB LINE JUDGING FUCKS!
Gavin Blacksher
Please add the call that was made against Goffin in Monte Carlo. That was a truly horrendous decision
David Garcia
Jennifer Capriati is... was... and will always be a bitch!
I am not a hater... very much the opposite!
I just want to make a statement about energy...
as a fellow professional and human being, she could have put her hand on her heart and give the point to the person who rightfully won it... in the name of sportsmanship if nothing else...
This is extremely bad form... and extremely bad form of energy soon or later bad energy always comes back ONTO the person giving it out... with hate, or any other negative emotion 10 fold!!!
This is why she had to endured horrible injuries at the end of her career,was never able to return, had health and depression problems ...she reaped the rewards of her well planted seeds...
Serena on the other hand won another 17 slams (after this match)and is currently on 23 and counting.. about to get married, have a baby and to continue her successful career

It took a few years but justice was done
Live_Wire
Mariana Alves is a fucking bitch. And who is this nasty cheater Zhu and the blind fucking umpire?
WickedWood04
I am glad I am not a judge. I suck at these calls. Some of those were insanely bad though
Emil
04:00 That umpire is a full blown fucking retard. Did he seriously believe that was on purpose? LMFAO
Paprapple
ah i feel so bad for serena on that last one....3 times!?!?
slumnote
that match with jenny and serena, that is the deciding factor to have an hawk eye and challenges, the hawk eye was not part of the atp/ wta rules at the time, i think 2004. but the umpire should have over rule those calls if she knew they were in or out. she didnt, she played safe. they should all put the hawk eye on every court and have unlimited challenges during a match.
sera thomas
I was laughing at the comment "the other one was, , ,p, , probably out" .6:42
Oli 285
Capriati was robbed of many more points since she was playing against a man dressed in drag overdosing on PED.
voodooshaman2200
Zhu Vs Schiavone was the worst, the ball bounces TWICE on Zhu's side. That umpire was asleep.
Actually Serena's was the worst, because rather than being asleep the umpire was outright cheating...
Schwoz LUV
Ryan Harrison is the exception, that ball was wide.
Schwoz LUV
I will never get over that line call with the line judge with serena
Intrepid Milotic
LOL Serena was pretty calm, wtf was wrong with the line and Empire all drunk rofl.
Fmancillaz
Brown is a douche.
Serena is the G.O.A.T
I'm so damn happy that Serena reached 23 Grand Slams, the WTA tried so hard to stop a black person from reaching the pinnacle of tennis. This is one of MANY examples of a racist agenda against the Williams sisters.
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incredibileee
shingcheng wang
haha...I rember the first chair umpire,he is really really BAD...
Luis Alberto Rotondo
THANK GOD for hawk eye !!!!
Sylvain White
What's the most ridiculous here is the players when they perfectly see the ball who don't say anything like "I won the point, cool". This part of the sportsmanship is inexistant, and that's just so sad.

I hope a lot of those fucking shitty umpires regret their mistakes now, because it's really shameful, and I'm glad the Hawk-eye has been invented.
ilovebrandnewcarpets
The Zhu one is beyond blatant. Franscesca is correct to say what she said. Worst one IMO
Javier Valdes
gonzalez se lo pasó por la raja
A Akhtar
I can't understand what the issue was in the clip with Janowicz vs Shapovalov (3:12 - 4:20). Has anyone else figured it out?
Keith Lee
Dustin Brown is such a cheater to take that point.
13blanket
Schiavone is great.
Gerty
That's what happens when the betting mafia gets involved. You know how much money people bet on websites like 365bet and others on EVERY SINGLE point that is played? Hundreds of thousands of dollars, on each point and each game, and millions upon millions on each set and each match. The last video with Serena and Capriati was a great example of how someone instructed referees how to make calls in that game. Sickening.
Kentarou Kairyuu
Are these shit umpire and lineman blind!?!??? What the fuck!? How can these pieces of shit get their job!?
Tom Davenport
This is actually pathetic though. I know professional umpires should be of high standards but usually it's not on a very significant point and the players just waste time.
Mzee1084
I remember when the Serena one happened. As much as I can't stand her, and thought her outfit that year for the tournament (as it sometimes is) was very unprofessional, this was ridiculous, and appeared intentional. I hope people lost their job after this match.
HS SH
poor serena robbed by line judge... this is why nowadays players have challenges.. because of stupid line judges
Risky Feat
The fucking grunting is so annoying.
Ayman Al_Jahwari
the black side of tennis 🎾

maybe we should keep it secret to save this beautiful sport
Elmo Blatch
Thanks so much for this...always entertaining. That young lady who hit the "winner" by hitting the ball into the court, with the ball then bouncing over the net, should be ashamed of herself.
Harrison thought it was a foot, but it was really six inches.
Now as for clay, it's time to start using challenges at the French Open. Yes, you have marks, but that can get confusing.
Serena was robbed, robbed, robbed and the other worst call was her phantom foot fault call by that psycho bitch at the U.S. Open. Terrible terrible terrible. Serena was right to threaten the ball throat jamming.
NicoK
the third one is poor sportsmanship
Ved Desai
The Irving tennis classic is where most fail happen including the Dustin Brown one
Dario Ramirez-Pico
The linesmen and umpire were probably being racist toward Serena
Dario Ramirez-Pico
Just don't play the Irving tournament
Rafael Mertin
where is Murray getting robbed off a break in the 08 USO Final or Wawrinka's BP against Djokovic 13 AO?

Pretty bad omissions, but you included 05 MIA, Nadal was robbed off that one... would be a different H2H.
Retiiiic
Brown is a piece of shit for just taking that point
unowen7591
LOL Gonzalez wiping that mark with his ass
Siddharth Paratkar
What was intentional in Janowicz's case? He intentionally framed the ball to hit somebody he didn't like?
850617and
Irving has some shitty umpires
TheGreyj
Ali Nilli is the worst umpire of all time
Ivo Karlović
Absolutely shocking!
TSS NCS
Lovely
Max Johnson
Look where the dude at Brown's call stands. He stands there like a linesman who has a player in front between him and the line. But please theres nobody why you just stand normal and not 1 meter right
Ethan istanforCBE
i felt for Ryan there lol shit he got fucked three times and i think that last second serve was out too
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