Device To Replace Line Judges


Tennis Line judges face an uncertain future after the ATP announced that they will be replaced by “electronic line calls” at this year’s inaugural Next Gen Finals in Milan.

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Decisions will be final with players unable to challenge calls as they do at most tournaments via Hawk-Eye playback.

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Foot-faults, Adidas Baratas España usually called by judges positioned in line with the baseline, will be determined by a ‘review official’ who will monitor the feet of servers via cameras.

The Next Gen ATP Finals in November, which will be contested by the top eight players aged 21 and under, Toronto Raptors will feature a range of new innovations including a shot clock and short sets.

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“This could be a landmark moment for officiating in our sport,” Gayle David Bradshaw, mochilas fjallraven kanken oferta executive vice president of the ATP’s Rules and Competition department, FREE RN

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”Our athletes work incredibly hard and they deserve the very best and most accurate officiating we can offer. Nike Heren The technology is now in a place where we feel comfortable trialling this new system in a real tournament environment.

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and we look forward to monitoring the results and assessing the merits of this new system.”

Hawk-Eye Live technology has been tested for 18 months and Sam Green, Nike Air Max 90 Femme

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