Electronic line-calling was a hit, says USTA


New York, September 14

Could the US Open have set the stage for the tip of line calls by human officers?

Tournament director Stacey Allaster mentioned earlier than the boys’s closing on Sunday that the usage of digital line-calling as an alternative of line judges for all courts aside from the 2 largest stadiums went properly.

“It’s been a terrific success. There’s no debate,” Allaster mentioned.

She added: “We couldn’t be more pleased with how it has been executed.”        

Allaster mentioned no resolution has been made about utilizing the Hawk-Eye Live system in 2021 for all calls on the Grand Slam match she oversees.

Only matches performed at Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium had full enhances of line judges aiding the chair umpire.

It was throughout a match in Ashe that No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic angrily smacked a ball that by accident hit a line decide within the throat after a sport. Djokovic was disqualified.

As the primary Grand Slam match amid the coronavirus pandemic drew to an in depth, US Tennis Association CEO Mike Dowse mentioned of the fan-less occasion:  “It’s safe, it’s been good for tennis, and it’s been financially good for the players and the tennis ecosystem.” — AP



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