How Realistic Is Novak Djokovic’s Call For Tennis Line Judges To Be Replaced By Technology?

Tennis player Novak Djokovic has suggested the sport dispense with human line judges and replace them with technology.

The current world number one men’s player made the comments at the French Open after his straight-set fourth-round victory over Karen Khachanov, during which he accidentally hit the ball into a line judge’s face when returning a serve.

Normally, this would be deemed an unfortunate but unremarkable tennis incident. However, it came just weeks after the Serb was ejected from the US Open for inadvertently hitting a ball at the throat of a line judge in New York.

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Djokovic wants line judges replaced by technology



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PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s relationship with line officials has been difficult of late and the Serbian risked their wrath again on Saturday when he suggested they were unnecessary.

The 33-year-old world number one was dramatically defaulted in the U.S. Open fourth round after inadvertently hitting a female line judge in the throat with a loose ball.

Now he believes their job should be done by Hawkeye technology.

“With all my respect for the tradition and the culture we have in this sport, when it comes to people present on the court during a match, including line (judges), I really don’t see a reason why every single tournament in this world, in this technological advanced era, would not have what we had during the Cincinnati/New York tournaments,” Djokovic said.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant the majority of courts at the U.S. Open, part

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Djokovic Wants Line Judges Replaced by Technology | Technology News

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s relationship with line officials has been difficult of late and the Serbian risked their wrath again on Saturday when he suggested they were unnecessary.

The 33-year-old world number one was dramatically defaulted in the U.S. Open fourth round after inadvertently hitting a female line judge in the throat with a loose ball.

Now he believes their job should be done by Hawkeye technology.

“With all my respect for the tradition and the culture we have in this sport, when it comes to people present on the court during a match, including line (judges), I really don’t see a reason why every single tournament in this world, in this technological advanced era, would not have what we had during the Cincinnati/New York tournaments,” Djokovic said.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant the majority of courts at the U.S. Open, part from the main show courts, dispensed with line

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Why Your Huawei Smartphone Will Get Russian Software As Android Is Replaced

It has been clear for some time that the more America banishes and isolates Huawei, the more Russia steps up to fill the gap. Not long after President Trump blacklisted the Chinese tech giant last year, Vladimir Putin made his intentions clear—accusing America of “brazenly forcing Huawei from the global market,” in what could be described as “the first technological war of the coming digital era.”

Then just a month ago, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei confirmed that “after the U.S. included us on the entity list, we transferred our investment in the U.S. to Russia, increased Russian investment, expanded the Russian scientist team, and increased the salary of Russian scientists.” Huawei wants to expand its global influence, and Russia is along for the ride.

At the company’s developer conference last week, Huawei made clear its ambition to coral developers and manufacturers to help build a third-way alternative to

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