Quirky > Roddick (about officiating on clay): “I still don’t understand why we rely on this outdated practice when we have the technology to do it right.

Ex‐player Andy Roddick has a rather personal vision of archaism and the role of the refereeing corps: “The referees ‘missed’ a number of marks today in Rome. I still don’t understand why we rely on this outdated practice when we have the technology to do it right. I know it saves tournament money not to implement the technology, but………”

To this statement, it should be noted here that only Foxtenn technology allows on clay to offer a real image of the bounce of the ball. The Haw-Eye cannot be used on clay because its margin of error is too large, the Hawk-Eye being an “evaluation” of the trajectory. The debate therefore remains whole on the idea of ​​keeping the human at least on the ochre.

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