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Jose-Luis
Nov 28th, 2005, 09:21 PM
The ITF announces that the latest version of the Hawk-Eye electronic line calling review system (‘Hawk-Eye Officiating’) has, following a series of tests, met the criteria set by a committee comprising representatives of the ITF, ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour for use in reviewing decisions made by on-court officials.

The ITF Technical Manager, Dr Stuart Miller, said, “This result reflects the hard work put in by both Hawk-Eye and our committee over the past year. We have seen significant improvements in the system, especially since the last evaluation in July. We would like to thank the professional tours, tournaments and manufacturers for supporting the evaluation process.”

Although the committee has reached the conclusion of its evaluation process with ‘Hawk-Eye Officiating’, it recommends that stadium-specific testing is conducted prior to implementation at a tournament.
What do you think about this?

Spirit
Nov 28th, 2005, 09:26 PM
What do you think about this?
I think having the funniest character from M*A*S*H officiating a tennis match is a wonderful idea!

A'DAM
Nov 28th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Finally!!!

Craigy
Nov 28th, 2005, 09:30 PM
:worship: Thank god!

Steve-o
Nov 28th, 2005, 09:34 PM
Anything that can make the game more accurate and fair has to be beneficial. Hopefully it'll stop a large percentage of bad line calls and players being frustrated by them. I just hope it's accurate so the players can learn to trust it.

Volcana
Nov 28th, 2005, 09:37 PM
Stadium-specific testing is essential.

Might be interesting to have the computer count the 30 seconds between points, and automatically give the point to the receiver if the server takes too long. The chair umpire could overrule if it's the receiver that's stalling.

VS Fan
Nov 28th, 2005, 11:38 PM
I hope Hawkeye is used in the close or controversial calls, possibly limiting challenges to perhaps three per set. (excluding Chair overules).

Last year the WTA refused to use it citing that it could be in error by 3/16 of an inch.
What a Joke! Human linemen sometimes get it wrong by almost a foot.
Serena got burned by such a call at the USO 2004 vs Jennifer. (The ball was in!!")
Lindsay got a very bad call while playing Venus in the Wimby final. Venus' serve was out by at least EIGHT inches. (It was scored an ACE)

3/16 sounds prety good to me.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Nov 29th, 2005, 01:44 AM
Stadium-specific testing is essential.

Might be interesting to have the computer count the 30 seconds between points, and automatically give the point to the receiver if the server takes too long. The chair umpire could overrule if it's the receiver that's stalling.

that is a really bad idea

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Nov 29th, 2005, 01:45 AM
I hope Hawkeye is used in the close or controversial calls, possibly limiting challenges to perhaps three per set. (excluding Chair overules).

Last year the WTA refused to use it citing that it could be in error by 3/16 of an inch.
What a Joke! Human linemen sometimes get it wrong by almost a foot.
Serena got burned by such a call at the USO 2004 vs Jennifer. (The ball was in!!")
Lindsay got a very bad call while playing Venus in the Wimby final. Venus' serve was out by at least EIGHT inches. (It was scored an ACE)

3/16 sounds prety good to me.

lets not forget about Alicia Molik against Davenport at Aus Open the result would have most likely been different

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 29th, 2005, 02:06 AM
I hope it is soon implemented and implemented with the most accuracy possible. I find it disapointing that it might not come into play until 2007 since we've been talking about putting it in since 2004.

Jeff
Nov 29th, 2005, 02:34 AM
So does this mean tournaments telecasted by stations using the term "Hawk-Eye" will use the system, and not tournaments telecasted by ESPN that use "Shot-Spot." Is there ACTUALLY a difference between the two? Personally I just assumed they were the same thing.

Williams Rulez
Nov 29th, 2005, 06:36 AM
this is exciting! i hope tt i'd be in place in at least the majors by next year... :)

cfc_4_ever
Nov 29th, 2005, 06:53 AM
Hawk eye officitating will be used and tested at the Hopman Cup startin December 30 in Perth. Player will elected 2 use the system when used fit. then the disscisson will be made using replays. Fans will be able to watch the replay on the new video scoreboard more info:
http://www.hopmancup.com.au/default.aspx?id=103&NewsId=107

LH2HBH
Nov 29th, 2005, 06:54 AM
i think having the players challenge is rediculous. It should be up to the umpire to check if they want to and decline to check if they want to. What if Serena had used up her three challenges before her US Open QF incident in 04???!!

cfc_4_ever
Nov 29th, 2005, 06:58 AM
If u challenge it and u were right it shouldnt cost u ur challenges. But if ya get it wrong then it should. Then the players would think twice about doing it. And how unfair is it if in a long match thier are 4 bad calls and u can onli question 3????? I wonder if they can question foot faults?? Which for the men would probley be widley used

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Nov 29th, 2005, 07:33 AM
i heard you were allowed unlimited checks

Munchen
Nov 29th, 2005, 09:49 AM
Interesting. :)

vutt
Nov 29th, 2005, 12:20 PM
btw. it's good news for Internet live scoring fans to I guess. I mean computer ball traking system. Similar thing was already used this year on GS center courts by IBM. It would be nice if every major tournament will use it.

wally1
Nov 29th, 2005, 03:28 PM
So does this mean tournaments telecasted by stations using the term "Hawk-Eye" will use the system, and not tournaments telecasted by ESPN that use "Shot-Spot." Is there ACTUALLY a difference between the two? Personally I just assumed they were the same thing.

Yes, they are the same thing, I guess ESPN didn't like the original name for some reason. Hawk-Eye was originally designed for use by Channel 4 coverage of cricket in the UK in 2001 (yes, that staid, stuffy old game!), particularly for predicting leg before wicket decisions (apologies if that doesn't mean much to some!)