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Poll: Should Hawk Eye be the final authority on line calls within 1mm?

2003
01-17-2012, 12:39 AM
If the machine has a margin of error, if the player calls for it and the range is within its margin of error, should the call of the linesjudge stand, or the call of the machine be accepted?

OR,

Should the point be replayed.

That might sound rediculous, but points are often replayed for more unfair reasons.

Nixer
01-17-2012, 12:40 AM
certainly has more authority than human eye

Topspindoctor
01-17-2012, 12:40 AM
Yes. I think hawkeye should be used for every shot and linesjudges should be removed.

yesh222
01-17-2012, 12:43 AM
Definitely don't replay the point. If it's within the margin of error then the original call should stand, just like if Hawkeye isn't working for whatever reason.

stewietennis
01-17-2012, 12:46 AM
The eyes of the linejudge and umpire have a greater margin for error

ogre
01-17-2012, 11:44 AM
The eyes of the linejudge and umpire have a greater margin for error

Agreed.

And as for replay...it is simply the new umpire. Perhaps not 100% correct every time, but what umpire ever was? Statistically it balances just as all unbiased umpires which is why we never asked them to rule 'oh- i an not sure, better play it again!'

The play it again within a margin of error is crazy. Then you get disputes as to if it was witin the margin of error!

So what is the margin of error for deciding if in the margin of error? If you decide you cannot be certain about the last 5mm...then you cannot be certain when it is within 5mm!

And the margin of error for the margin or error for the margin of error? Oh....lets just replay every point if the players don't agree, ok?