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Diaz got yellow for tipping her racket on the table, then yellow/red for kicking the ball up after a superb rallye that she lost.
(why Diaz understood it had something to with her service first is probably a matter of the quality of the English spoken by the umpire...)

You never know if the umpires are under supervision, because surely according to the rules both punishments are justified and the umpire didn´t do anything wrong.

However, I think Zhang had sympathy for the ball kicking out of frustration, because it could really happen to anyone, and didn´t want the point resulting from the decision.

If the umpire had followed his previous straight line, a yellow card should have been awarded to Zhang for intentionally failing her service so obviously, as that is also not allowed.
 
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Diaz got yellow for tipping her racket on the table, then yellow/red for kicking the ball up after a superb rallye that she lost.
(why Diaz understood it had something to with her service first is probably a matter of the quality of the English spoken by the umpire...)

You never know if the umpires are under supervision, because surely according to the rules both punishments are justified and the umpire didn´t do anything wrong.

However, I think Zhang had sympathy for the ball kicking out of frustration, because it could really happen to anyone, and didn´t want the point resulting from the decision.

If the umpire had followed his previous straight line, a yellow card should have been awarded to Zhang for intentionally failing her service so obviously, as that is also not allowed.

TT is becoming more and more stupid when it comes to umpiring, the serve regulations are quite impossible to judge with true objectivity without VAR, people can yell after a point like Harimoto does, but they can't show their frustration too much, it has to be very, very, very light.

25 years ago you could do hidden serves, you could show anything, frustration included as long as you didn't show direspect to your opponent or throw the racket over the net to the opponent's side or to the umpires or coach. A simple ditch on your own side of the table wasn't a big deal. Primorac, Kreanga, Eloi or Karakasevic could really show a sanguine temperament, but it has never been disrespectfull, we all know it has to do with China's way of thinking table tennis... China's way of life in general 🤨

 
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TT is becoming more and more stupid when it comes to umpiring, the serve regulations are quite impossible to judge with true objectivity without VAR, people can yell after a point like Harimoto does, but they can't show their frustration too much, it has to be very, very, very light.

25 years ago you could do hidden serves, you could show anything, frustration included as long as you didn't show direspect to your opponent or throw the racket over the net to the opponent's side or to the umpires or coach. A simple ditch on your own side of the table wasn't a big deal. Primorac, Kreanga, Eloi or Karakasevic could really show a sanguine temperament, but it has never been disrespectfull, we all know it has to do with China's way of thinking table tennis... China's way of life in general 🤨



After the Koreans made difficulties for Ma Long, they were taught a lesson. They insulted Zhang Jike and was beaten 11:0 by Xu Xin

Moreover, they themselves are not always good in discipline.
In addition to this incident, one can recall how Wang Chuqin threw a racket at the net ...

 
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TT is becoming more and more stupid when it comes to umpiring

I agree. I was only trying to explain.
That is why I said umpires might be under supervision from the authorities. For example, in the last few months due to C-19 there´s the phrase "Don´t touch the table", and while as an umpire you might think this is unnecessary there might be someone in the audience taking notes. "Didn´t enforce C-19 regulations, not suitable for international level."
Or, for the matter discussed, "Didn´t give yellow card" for what we all might think is simply not an offence to anyone.
So while a couple of umpires clearly like to give themselves airs, others may just feel unwell about enforcing stupid rules.
 
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After the Koreans made difficulties for Ma Long, they were taught a lesson. They insulted Zhang Jike and was beaten 11:0 by Xu Xin

Moreover, they themselves are not always good in discipline.
In addition to this incident, one can recall how Wang Chuqin threw a racket at the net ...

And what happened to WCQ after ditching a racket at the net ? a long "suspension" from the CNT,his coach included ! exactly what I said: China don't like it when you show you show your emotion, even for that simple ditch at the net... that's really stupid. China is killing that sport. It's China's policies that are actually applied to umpiring ! and that umpire in the Diaz/Zhang match was actually chinese, seriously: how the heck kicking a 2.5 grams plastic "soccer style" can be disrespectful or dangerous ?

This is dangerous when it comes to tennis racket smashed or thrown eerywhere, or a ball thrown to ball boys, umpires, or else, but come on... TT racket ditched to the net or plastic balls ?



https://www.ittf.com/2019/11/15/china-suspends-wang-chuqin/

 
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