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Last Updated: Monday, 9 June, 2003, 23:25 GMT 00:25 UK
Hawk-Eye makes Wimbledon debut
AREAS OF ANALYSIS USING HAWK-EYE
Hawk-Eye will track the trajectory of the ball
Serve direction
Break-point analysis
Ace analysis
Service trajectory
Return hit point
Rally hit point
Rally direction
Baseline winners
BBC Sport will use the award-winning Hawk-Eye technology at the Wimbledon Championships for the first time this year.

Taking into account the trajectory, skid and compression of the ball, Hawk-Eye produces a computer-generated replay which can be viewed and replayed through 360 degrees.

The commentary team will use the computer graphics to analyse the play in eight main areas.

This will include the direction of all serves and aces as well as the speed and trajectory of all baseline winners.

A secondary use for Hawk-Eye can be to offer an alternative view on a contentious line call decision, illustrating whether or not a ball went out of play.

But it will not be available to umpires, and will not be used by the All England Lawn Tennis Club to overrule decisions.

Paul Davies, executive producer of BBC Sport's Wimbledon coverage, said: "Hawk-Eye is a fantastic tool which will track the flight of the ball and help us offer genuine insight into the game in terms of direction of shots, consistency and tactics for the viewer.

"It is visually very dynamic and, in the hands of experts like McEnroe, Becker and Cash, Hawk-Eye will deliver an exciting new perspective on television coverage of the Wimbledon Championships."

The Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday 23 June.





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