Shotspot . . .

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  1. bsandy

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    Is there a web site that shows how shot spot works ?

    They talk about lots of camera, but I only recall seeing one in Indy.

    Since I usually got to the grounds early, I was able to walk onto the stadium court, and I didn't see the type of equipment, I expected to see.

    . . . Bud
     
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  2. Max G.

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    And of course, one more thing about the challenge system. In the tiebreak, when he hit that wide serve that was called out. On TV, the ShotSpot showed that it caught a hair of the line.

    The commentators were all up in arms - "why didn't he challenge?!?!"

    Well, I have a pretty obvious theory as to why he didn't challenge. BECAUSE HE DIDN'T THINK THE CALL WAS WRONG.

    He has a pretty bad view of that sideline - sometimes you see it as the server, sometimes you don't. Do they expect players to start challenging calls they think are correct, just in case? Or do they expect players to see the balls as well as the linesmen?

    That's the kind of situation where, in my humble opinion, the chair umpire should probably check the call using shotspot, even if neither of the players think it was wrong. Because I think that making the actual correct call is important, and I see no reason why the umpire should himself not be allowed to check calls he thinks are too close for him to see.
     
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  3. Max G.

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    Oh, whoops! Wrong thread!

    I thought this was my own shotspot thread, a couple threads down.

    Sorry 'bout that.

    No idea how to answer your question, btw.
     
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  4. bsandy

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    But that wouldn't be as much fun for the spectators.

    I let out a yelp, the 3 times calls were overturned.

    I'm also glad you don't lose a challenge, when you're right, like the NFL.
     
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  5. skip1969

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    leave it to the geniuses at the atp to put this much time, money and energy to make the calling of lines on a tennis court "fun". as if they don't have more important fish to fry.

    hey, maybe they can get a dj and some buxom girls in g-strings to do dance routines and liven up those boring changeovers we all have to endure. you know, to make the sport a little more "fan-friendly".
     
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  6. bsandy

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    Talk about ATP Geniuses . . .

    Players can't wear adidas shorts, with stripes down the sides any more, because 3 stripes is adidas' trademark.

    In the players lounge, in Indy, there was an ITF/ATP official going through all of Sirchaphan's clothes, telling him what he could and couldn't wear.

    Paradorn had just gotten through sewing a patch (Thai Flag) on his shirt. The IFT/ATP official made him move it and remove the stipes from his shorts.

    Yes . . . Paradorn sewed the patch, and cut off the stripes himself.
     
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  7. arosen

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    That's just nuts. Isnt ATP supposed to be representing the interests of the PLAYERS?
     
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  8. sandiegotennisboy

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    i remember adidas was trying to argue that the 3 stripes weren't their logo and that the small triangular shape with stripes was their logo.... muhahaha.
    3 stripes = adidas. everyone knows that, even people in third world countries that have never seen a television.... just ask them... their the ones that saw it on the darn clothes in their sweatshops.
     
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  9. lorenza

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    this is just crazy...
     
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