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 the linesman gave an "unsighted" signal. 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.

Danny Vu
i feel bad for Serena and Borna
Joseph C
Oh my god this is horrendous so many horrible calls! "Borna, this one was in, the other one was [pause] probably out." LOL OMG.
Clara Rose
I can't get over the grunts
Dharmaboy
Wow some of these calls....
sk8ingcoach1
I love watching these, cause now i know which players to hate because they are cheaters. Brown, Zhu, both cheaters
Sergio Caez
How I have hated to Mariana Alves since that's day.
TheMRINOMAN
I like lebron
Romeo Pavesi
This one is in, the other one was probably out
WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!?
Zyanic
Roger knew that was out, lmao
Joseph Motta
janowitz call was a good one. he was pissed about the previous call that didn't go his way
Dennis Vladimir Villaflor
Lol at the first call, rochus was right, the umpire should know if its in or out haha
Tress Braga
Serena acting like the entitled star... truly disgusting behavior... will never be a true champion
Spam Mail
Some of these players know the ball is wide or out or whatever. Yet, they still go with the bad call. Poor sportsmanship
stupidmonkeywing
what exactly happend at 3:26?
Lucas Landolfo
Zhu that little bitch said it didnt touch the floor. dumb whore.
Iguy782
There's the Justine Henin "hand" at RG against Serena, pretty shocking as well imo 🙀
R F
Chair umpires can be the biggest bitches sometimes .
Jack London
Zhu is so disgusting!
Jack London
Queen Serena has finally become the one and only GOAT despite all odds, smear and unfair treatment! That's the real Queen!
dchen345
Ryan Harrison isn't good enough to not be playing challenger tournaments though.
roter13
with all of the success Serena has had at the US Open, it's also been the place where she has had the most painful and weird things happen to her.
yztyzt1
what the fuck is with the ad with some fag tennis player on his knees serving? Serve this! In your fucking mouth, on your knees!
Ump
Also Stefan Dimov is wrong in his description above of the Rochus v Sijsling match. The umpire said that the linesman could not see and gave an unsighted signal. If you see the linejudge he changes his in call to unsighted. Yes the umpire could have called out anyway but he wasn't sure so he replayed the point due to the line umpire unsighted
Ump
Jonowicz hitting the ball out was definitely intentional- Code correct decision. Some were inconclusive so I don't even know why they are on there
Efron Efron
serenas called was the worst... EVER!!!
Xavi Gomez
Wow the one in that Irving tournament just triggered me. So stupid
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
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