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 I still don’t understand why we rely on this outdated practice when we have the technology to do it right.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.
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2:28 PM