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hi alois and jeff,
In this video, around 14:40 , the match ends abruptly. after a while it is shown that schlager got a bad scratch on his rubber and wanted to swtitch bats but the umpire disqualifies him.
Why did he disqualify him and can you please explain this switching of bats rule?
The umpire ruled that he had damaged his racket deliberately so he wasn;t allowed to change his racket and was disqualified.
In the Match regulations it states in 7.3.3:
A player is not allowed to change a racket during a match unless it is accidentally damaged so badly that it cannot be used. If it is discovered that a player has changed an undamaged racket the umpire should immediately suspend play and report to the referee, who may disqualify the player.
The important part here is that the damage has to be accidental. If it is not accidental he cna not change his racket and therefore he is disqualified.
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