PDA

View Full Version : Do you think calls & faults should be computerized?


sasha&tennis
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:04 PM
Now more than ever I see the need to remove the human eye from making calls and faults. This would avoid any personal or biased decisions for all players. Though these people are supposed to do their jobs fairly they still have their favorite players and players that they do not like and you will never know who those players are unless you personally know the lines person.

It would make it easier for players to go on with the match instead of feeling robbed and it can keep honor among the players where things like the hand with Henin, the ball hit with Maria San Jose or even the ball tipping Fernando Gonzales racket. If all things can be reviewed it would make the sport better for the players and the fans and it would bring tennis into an error of fairness. Because even with the challenge system players are still robbed of points.

They should not have to challenge what they have earned or have it taken away because they don't know a ball was out from their opponent or a ball that they hit in was called out. If anything they can have people to monitor the lines with the technology available and make correct calls closer to 100% of the time.


Below is the summary of challenges but just imagine how many more that could have been wrong that were not challenged.
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/challenge/summary.html

BlameSerena
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:12 PM
I think the chair ref should be able to review foot faults in order to overrule, so yeah. I think there should be a challenge system in place, essentially, for foot faults, and for things like the ball hitting your body or double bounces. These things are seemingly rare, but do happen.