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Hi my name is Stefan. I'm 24 years old from the US and play around a 2200 level. I just had an interesting situation that I encountered the other day while playing and was looking to get other peoples thoughts about it.
What happens if you're in the middle of a rally and your opponent goes for a forehand loop. While attempting his loop, he hits the ball on the edge of the bat, the ball breaks and goes flying away from the table. Would that mean playing the point over because the ball broke during the rally? Or...should it be your point because the ball had broke during your opponent's swing and didn't mess up the rally in any way up until that point. It's a little hard to explain what I mean, but I think you get the idea.
What we did after that happened in my match, is just played the point over. But, I believe, that since the ball had broke during my opponent's attempt, I should be the one who wins the point since it didn't have any effect on the rally before he attempted his swing. Interested to see what people have to say. Thanks a lot
I agree with you, the point should be awarded against the person who hit the ball because the ball breaking didn't effect the rally. His hitting the ball with the edge of the racket was the cause of the breaking.
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