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How is distance coverage calculated during tennis matches?

I wonder how distance covered by players (in metres or feet) is calculated. After the end of the set or match during Masters Series it is shown how much a given player ran. Is it calculated by means of sensors in surfaces or players shoes? Or do IT experts calculate it using some prediction algorithms by means of computer software?
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Re: How is distance coverage calculated during tennis matches?

HawkEye only tracks balls not players themselves, so I believe it is estimated based on the hit point of the racquet and the ball during each rally. If the ball is hit at one end of the baseline, and then the next rally shot is hit at the opposite end of the baseline, they can estimate that the player has run from the position where he hit the first shot to the position where he hit the next shot - providing a rough measure for distance run.
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Re: How is distance coverage calculated during tennis matches?

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HawkEye only tracks balls not players themselves, so I believe it is estimated based on the hit point of the racquet and the ball during each rally.
That would be quite inaccurate. Players also move without touching the ball. I guess it’s done by video tracking like in football games.

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