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Should mercy points be given?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-10-09 08:56


It's just a courtesy thing. Losing 11-0 is OK in an amateur match but is embarrassing and even shameful at a pro level. Mercy points are not belittling or disrespectful, since the losers might feel little better. Plus, giving a point will prevent the audience from making it a laughing stock.

China's Wang Yidi competes against China's Sun Yingsha during the women's singles semifinals at the World Table Tennis Champions European Summer Series 2022 in Budapest, Hungary, on July 22, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
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