foot fault


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foot fault

n. Sports
A fault against the server, as in tennis, called for failure to keep both feet behind the baseline.

foot fault

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footfault

n
(Tennis) tennis a fault that occurs when the server fails to keep both feet behind the baseline until he has served

foot′ fault`


n.
the failure of the server in tennis, volleyball, etc., to keep both feet behind the base line until the ball is hit or to keep at least one foot on the ground while hitting the ball.
[1885–90]
foot′fault`, v.i.

foot fault

An illegal move. The server is on or over the base line, or walks or runs while serving.
Translations

foot fault

n (Tennis) → fallo di piede
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After the initial foot fault call, "it all went wrong, basically", and his game went to pieces.
Penalised two shots for a foot fault on Saturday, McIlroy was a man on a mission on Sunday.
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Not helped by a foot fault, Nieminen dropped serve in the opening game, and Murray was firmly in control of the first set when he broke again to lead 4-1.
Not helped by a foot fault, Nieminen dropped serve in the opening game and Murray was firmly in control of the first set when he broke again to lead 4-1.
Andy Roddick, tennis pro, ranting at a lineswoman at the US Open who called him for a foot fault (a replay later showed he did commit the infraction); Roddick lost his second-round match, eliminating him from the contest,.
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Called for a foot fault in her semi-final against Clijsters, Williams exploded in an ugly outburst threatening a line judge during a confrontation that ultimately cost her the match.
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During the September 12 match in New York, the foot fault andndash; a call rarely, if ever, made at that stage of such a significant match andndash; resulted in a double-fault for Williams, moving Clijsters onto match point.