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Who is Hawk Eye best friend?

Albatros99
07-31-2008, 12:58 PM
In other words, which tennis player has the best "sight" in the men circuit? Which tennis player is more likely to be right when challenging a call?

Some tennis players make ridiculous challenges. Others seem to be very close when they make a call. Who is the best?

Lopez
07-31-2008, 01:07 PM
The ATP has or at least had some stats about this, if memory serves I think the worst one to challenge was Federer (no surprise there eh :D?)

Sebby
07-31-2008, 01:27 PM
Nadal, because of the Toni Mafia. Miraculously Rafael never makes a mistake :eek: :scared: :p

miura
07-31-2008, 02:07 PM
Federer doesn't have the best stats in that department, however, I believe he has the best eye-sight for close calls. If he is incorrect, it's bascially not more than 1mm-3mm.

maconick
07-31-2008, 02:15 PM
Nadal is very good but it has done him hard on occasion, i havent seen him this angry too many times

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak8GRRFBN54

Sebby
07-31-2008, 02:50 PM
When Rafzilla is angry he scream, no?

JolánGagó
07-31-2008, 03:11 PM
Any stats?

I'd say Nadal has (one of) the best eye in the circuit, no doubt thanks to Uncle Toni extrasensorial capabilities.

Bilbo
07-31-2008, 03:19 PM
federer was pretty good when he was the best player in the world but his eye for the "right ball" has decreased just like his play in general. he's rarely winning challenges these days.

tennis lover
07-31-2008, 03:20 PM
I think I read somewhere that Nadal had had the highest percentage of hawk eyes challenges correct so far, it was a while back though. :scratch: and most of his incorrect calls seem to be very close. I think Safin also has to be mentioned as one of the worst challengers, I've seen him make some ridiculous challenges. :o

MacTheKnife
07-31-2008, 04:51 PM
I know one thing, I seen the worst line calls I've ever seen in the last couple of weeks. It's almost like they don't care anymore since there is hawkeye. I also think this dilutes the stats since some of the calls are so bad that the players just don't trust the lines people anymore so they make challenges that they probably would not make if the calls were more accurate. Also seen some incorrect calls by hawkeye, like that one Fed made when he, Nadal, and the umpire just laughed. That ball was clearly close to the line and hawkeye showed it a foot in.
As for who's the best player, not sure but would like to see some stats on it. Just from observation, I'd say Nadal, Ferrer, and maybe Blake, he seems to be right more often than not. However, as someone so correctly pointed out, the top players get hawkeye the majority of the time so even stats would be hard to evaluate. I do think they should have the system on every show court in major events and not just centre court.

finishingmove
07-31-2008, 04:55 PM
hawk eye's best friend is chicken arm.

never in doubt.

ChocGeek
07-31-2008, 04:59 PM
hawk eye's best friend is chicken arm.

never in doubt.

:haha::haha::haha:

groundstroke
07-31-2008, 04:59 PM
Safin is awful, Federer and Nadal at times are way toooooooooo stubborn because they think that their shots never miss and make stupid challenges.
However, I believe that Federer also, at times, makes some amazing challenges.

Sunset of Age
07-31-2008, 05:01 PM
I know one thing, I seen the worst line calls I've ever seen in the last couple of weeks. It's almost like they don't care anymore since there is hawkeye.

This was one of Roger's points when he was asked why he was no fan of the system. I'm afraid he was quite right there.

That he himself is such a clown when challenging might have something to do with it, too... :D

Beforehand
07-31-2008, 05:35 PM
The weird thing is, as somebody mentioned, that when it first started, Roger was INCREDIBLE with the Hawkeye challenges. He was right like every time, but then, out of nowhere, he hasn't been anywhere close to getting Hawkeye challenges right for some time. He's been just awful, but he used to be amazing at them.

Sunset of Age
07-31-2008, 05:53 PM
He's been just awful, but he used to be amazing at them.

As such it can be concluded that his level of success at challenges is a perfect indicator for his overall level of tennis. :p

FedererGrandSlam
07-31-2008, 06:16 PM
Challenging calls is not just about whether you think the ball was in or out.

When you are up against a strong server and you have just one challenge left, you are better off not challenging his first serve at 5-5 40-0 even if you are 90% sure it was out.
When you are in a tie-break at 7-7 and you have three challenges left, it's worth to challenge even if you are 99% sure the original call was correct.

Many players do not use their challenges correctly. As far as I have seen, Federer does, even if he is wrong most of the time.

MacTheKnife
07-31-2008, 06:21 PM
^^ You are so right. 99% of my challenges would be on game win or lose points. Can't believe how many are blown on the first point of a game, or 5-5, etc. I still think Ferrer is the best and smartest challenger I've seen, and even he has made some tactical blunders.

Corey Feldman
07-31-2008, 06:36 PM
Nadal

reason: the little spanish boffin/professor type who is sitting and operating the screen... whenever princess Rafa challenges .. the boffin goes into action and manipulates everything - clips the line when Nadal hit it, just missed the line when Nadal opponent hit it.

mafia instructed

have you noticed how all Nadal's challenges that are right.. usually the ball has clipped about 1mm of the line

dont tell me thats just good eyesight

cmurray
07-31-2008, 07:15 PM
Nadal

reason: the little spanish boffin/professor type who is sitting and operating the screen... whenever princess Rafa challenges .. the boffin goes into action and manipulates everything - clips the line when Nadal hit it, just missed the line when Nadal opponent hit it.

mafia instructed

have you noticed how all Nadal's challenges that are right.. usually the ball has clipped about 1mm of the line

dont tell me thats just good eyesight

Absolutely, Mikey. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if Uncle Toni himself was the hawk-eye boffin. Damn those Spaniards. :mad:

Corey Feldman
07-31-2008, 07:24 PM
Absolutely, Mikey. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if Uncle Toni himself was the hawk-eye boffin. Damn those Spaniards. :mad:Hmm dunno .. i mean we do see Uncle sitting - in public

so it would be hard for him to do it

dont get silly now Sheryl

:o

tennizen
07-31-2008, 07:26 PM
Hmm dunno .. i mean we do see Uncle sitting - in public

so it would be hard for him to do it

dont get silly now Sheryl

:o

Uncle Toni has a nano laptop with him through which he controls Hawk_Eye. I don't think he would trust these Spanish minions with such an important job. He has to do it himself.

finishingmove
07-31-2008, 07:28 PM
Uncle Toni has a nano laptop with him through which he controls Hawk_Eye. I don't think he would trust these Spanish minions with such an important job. He has to do it himself.

affirmative

Damn
07-31-2008, 07:38 PM
Nadal

reason: the little spanish boffin/professor type who is sitting and operating the screen... whenever princess Rafa challenges .. the boffin goes into action and manipulates everything - clips the line when Nadal hit it, just missed the line when Nadal opponent hit it.

mafia instructed

have you noticed how all Nadal's challenges that are right.. usually the ball has clipped about 1mm of the line

dont tell me thats just good eyesight

SPArtaNISH/Uncle Toni Mafia rocks :rocker: :rocker2: :rocker:

PS: :bs:

luxsword
07-31-2008, 07:45 PM
Safin is awful,
Actually, apart from that well-known video where he winks and get some rest while hawk eye shows he's obviously wrong, he's pretty good with it.

Deathless Mortal
07-31-2008, 08:28 PM
Did anybody see how, when Karlovic today made his 2nd correct challenge in a row, he pointed with his fingers to his eyes and then to the umpire, like that one "I watch you". It was quite funny :lol: