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Hey guys! I'm new here, although I have been reading these boards for a while now. The Sampras match with the moths setting off the Cyclops machine got me thinking. If a simple moth can set off the machine, it seems that a ball landing half on the line and half in the cyclops area would set it off, also. Does anyone know exactly how the machine works? Just wondering... :)

Anyway, a little bit about me... I love Monica (obviously by my username) but I am also a fan of Kim, Lindsay and just tennis in general. I'm excited to finally start posting here, it's great seeing so many people coming here to cheer their faves!

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I heard that the Cyclops machine is to be removed from competition and a full scale research and design investigation will be made into why it has so many shortcomings and failures.

That was a "bloke down the pub" comment though.
 

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Thanks Joey :D

I always thought the cyclops was very questionable as a reliable serve caller, and when I saw that moths can set it off, that just made me wonder even more. IMO they should just use mac cams on all lines with a monitor on the umpire's chair, i don't care how much it costs... it would cut down on the problems immensely.
 

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Very good Idea. Even tohugh it may cost a bomb it is well worth it. then having to stop everytime its triggered by a stupid moth.. They did use that in the past but umpires, linesman were very unccurate> and inconsistent
 
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I reckon they should actually have a human line judge with one eye, and he has a built in "beep" facility in his voicebox. That'd work.
 
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