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how good of a tv line-judge are you?

caisenma
09-10-2012, 06:49 PM
no question that however slow some people say the courts /or balls are these days, that professionals hammer lines faster than any of us could on our best days.

however, when you're watching and there's a close call that results in a hawkeye challenge, how often do you end up being right on the call?

i'll admit it's frightening how poor i am, and makes me wonder if i'm always screwing over my opponent when i'm playing them myself.

furthermore, have any of you ever worked as a line judge at a tournament before? how was it? ever get screamed at or realise that you made a terrible mistake?

abraxas21
09-10-2012, 06:52 PM
i'm pretty good at it.

Moozza
09-10-2012, 06:53 PM
Line judge GOAT.

Federer in 2
09-10-2012, 06:55 PM
Haha I think I'm pretty good too, especially with serves.
And strangely, I'm better with baseline calls than with sidelines :o

Deathless Mortal
09-10-2012, 06:56 PM
I'm on a streak of 16 correct calls. :cool:

caisenma
09-10-2012, 06:57 PM
it might be the way i see the ball coming over the net. i almost always think it's going to go long, but then usually it drops a few feet behind the baseline.

time for a new pair of glasses, perhaps...

Saberq
09-10-2012, 07:03 PM
I missed the last 4

Litotes
09-10-2012, 07:05 PM
I am not particularly good. I'm not really keeping track, but it seems to me misses are at least as frequent as correct calls. But at least I'm impartial at it as a viewer - as often wrongly calling "in" when I'm hoping for "out" as wrongly calling "out" when I'm hoping for "out".

Sanya
09-10-2012, 07:15 PM
If I were line-judge, Isner, Raonic and Karlovic would never have first serve in, never see it happening from screen. :lol:

caisenma
09-10-2012, 07:17 PM
exactly, and it's not like you have a few seconds to determine whether it was in or out. you have to decide immediately.

that's why it annoys me when armchair officials have a go at the linespeople when it's an extremely difficult job to do right.

GSMnadal
09-10-2012, 07:18 PM
Usually get the drop shots right, when it's closer than that, I'm out.

caisenma
09-10-2012, 07:23 PM
Usually get the drop shots right, when it's closer than that, I'm out.

set 1 of roland garros final when federer tried a drop shot on set point against nadal last year, what did you immediately think?

my gut feeling usually goes against the player i'm cheering for, oddly enough.

nole_no1
09-10-2012, 07:24 PM
My nickname is hawkeye

GSMnadal
09-10-2012, 07:26 PM
set 1 of roland garros final when federer tried a drop shot on set point against nadal last year, what did you immediately think?

my gut feeling usually goes against the player i'm cheering for, oddly enough.

Miles wide, clearly.

The thought of Olderer pulling that off at Roland Garros against Nadal alone :spit:

redshift36188
09-10-2012, 07:32 PM
And strangely, I'm better with baseline calls than with sidelines :o
That is really weird. The parallax error is way bigger for the baseline for us tv viewers.


I'm usually right on the sidelines, let's say 90%, and about 50% on baseline. On the horizontal serveline it's totally random for me, maybe it amounts to a decent percentage in the end but I definitely suck at it.

Sophitia36
09-10-2012, 07:49 PM
I am pretty terrible.

156mphserve
09-10-2012, 08:13 PM
If I had to guess I think I get about 70% of them right, not too bad I guess

Guga_fan
09-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Not very good, really.

randomtennisfan
09-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Pretty poor, they make it seem easy most of the time.

MalwareDie
09-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Pretty good. Usually call it right unless I blink right when the ball lands.

Sinerra
09-10-2012, 09:11 PM
I'm pretty bad, but that's because I never wear my glasses.... I'm still in denial :)

orangehat
09-10-2012, 11:10 PM
I get about 80-90% right ... but there's a lot of times where I also think a ball is out but there's no call and no challenge :lol:

Timariot
09-10-2012, 11:12 PM
I'm the best. I outperform HawkEye by signifant margin.

156mphserve
09-11-2012, 12:25 AM
I get about 80-90% right ... but there's a lot of times where I also think a ball is out but there's no call and no challenge :lol:

This happens to me a fair bit as well. Some of it probably stems from hoping that they ball was out because I'm cheering for the other guy, but yeah sometimes I get frustrated when they don't challenge, I'm probably wrong on most of those too

156mphserve
09-11-2012, 12:26 AM
I'm the best. I outperform HawkEye by signifant margin.

I'm not sure how that's possible when the measuring stick in this thread to see if you're right or wrong is hawkeye, hence hawkeye is always right based on those standards.

But we know you're not serious

Edda
09-11-2012, 12:36 AM
About as good as most of the players, which is to say, terrible!

Timariot
09-11-2012, 12:59 AM
I'm not sure how that's possible when the measuring stick in this thread to see if you're right or wrong is hawkeye, hence hawkeye is always right based on those standards.


HawkEye is not my standard, I am HawkEye's standard.

156mphserve
09-11-2012, 01:07 AM
Well this thread is not for you, the OP asks how often are you correct based on hawkeye. Not how often hawkeye is correct based on you :rolleyes:

I'm not sure if you're trying to be funny or what but you just sound plain stupid

Timariot
09-11-2012, 01:11 AM
Well this thread is not for you, the OP asks how often are you correct based on hawkeye. Not how often hawkeye is correct based on you :rolleyes:


See, that was the basic mistake right there!

Garson007
09-11-2012, 01:14 AM
I actually think I'm pretty good. I'd love to be able to see hawkeye myself on the tennis websites (as they have done with cricket), just to check if my initial beliefs are correct. I remember an ace of Nole being called out today and I was certain it was an ace.