The new Hawk-Eye Tennis Officiating System is bringing high drama and high tech to the tradition-bound tournament
By Jackson LynchPosted 09.06.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
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Its accuracy may be based on a complex computer-generated algorithm, but the Hawk-Eye Tennis Officiating System is ratcheting up the human drama at this year's U.S. Open. Rather than simply relying on officials to make line calls, the entire crowd now acts as referee, hollering "Challenge!" after controversial judgements.