Andy's been tweeting about scrapping the warm-up. This sounds good to me. Can't think of any other sports where you get such a long time to warm up before the action starts. I'm a firm believer in getting more action into tennis. I believe over the duration of a three-hour match, less than one hour is actual tennis.
This would be a huge rule change. Are there any other rule changes you'd like to see, while we're on the subject? I'm a big believer in one serve. Having one go at getting your serve in would mean less delay and a slower serve that would produce a longer rally, leading to more action, which would attract more kids to the game.
I've no objection to warm-ups, but I've long been in favour of just one serve. Apart from speeding the action up, it would have the effect of making players focus more on getting that one serve in, and, in consequence, encourage players with poor serves to work harder on improving them.
I think 5th set tie break should be compulsory. It usually comes around 2nd/3rd round in the slams, there's no point in wearing the guys out and clearly can get out of hand as we saw with Mahut vs Isner.
I go along with that too, except in the finals - and I think the USO should be brought into line with the other three in this respect to maintain parity.
If we're talking about speeding the game up, how about awarding free points to the opponent if you go over the time limit between points?
Another one I agree with, and in this connection I'd like to see ball-bouncing before serving reduced to a minimum of two bounces or, preferably, abolished completely - unlesss someone can give me a valid reason as to why ball-bouncing should be considered so necessary.
Also - women players who scream and shriek should be penalised. There's no need for this sort of exhibitionism. I'm sure the prospect of losing a valuable point or two would work wonders in shutting them up.