â†µâ‡¥An analysis of challenges by players in 15 professional tennis tournaments in 2006 and 2007 has found that line judges are wrong nearly 40% of the times when they are challenged. â†µâ†µOf course, this doesn’t mean that line judges are simply wrong with 40% of their calls across the board, because generally challenges are brought up only on the closest of calls, within 10 centimeters of the line, according to the study. â†µ
â†µOn those calls, however, judges are on the short side of a 60/40 split. The pits of the world? Maybe not. But not exactly reassuring either. No doubt Johnny Mac, wherever he may roam, is bellowing a titanic “I TOLD YOU SO!” to the heavens as I write this. All of these near-sighted jerks below – in retrospect it seems they got exactly what they deserved. â†µ
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