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Last Updated: Friday, 2 December 2005, 18:45 GMT
Courier wants Hawk-Eye at US Open
Jim Courier has called for Hawk-Eye to be used at the US Open after testing it at the Masters Tennis event in London.

The 35-year-old former world number one believes there is a "90%" chance of the technology - and the right to challenge line calls - being adopted.

"I think it will be a terrific addition for tennis," said the American.

"It certainly offers peace of mind - this will definitely turn matches but now the matches will be turned by the shots and not the calls."

I can't speak for the people who run the US Open but I know they are very much in favour of having this
Jim Courier

Courier acknowledged the dangers of undermining umpires and officials.

"One thing we cannot overlook is that it will be difficult for the officials," he said.

"But we, the players, make mistakes in full public view and officials make mistakes as well.

"We know they are human but it is a nice combination to have those lines officials and Hawk-Eye.

"I can't speak for the people who run the US Open but I know they are very much in favour of having this," said Courier, who is on the tournament's organising committee.

John McEnroe lent his support to Courier's call for Hawk-Eye to be used in Grand Slams.

"Hawk-Eye's great. You will see it next year at the US Open and at Wimbledon in the future. I think it will add to the excitement," said McEnroe.




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