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Technology over linespeople for Djokovic as champ salutes Nadal and Federer

World number one Novak Djokovic is in favour of technology replacing linespeople across the ATP Tour amid the absence of judges at the Australian Open.



Novak Djokovic hitting a ball with a racket on a court: Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic


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Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic

This year’s Australian Open is being held without line judges as a response to coronavirus restrictions at Melbourne Park, where “Hawk-Eye Live” technology is being used on every court. 

It is the first grand slam to replace all linespeople with technology as the tournament seeks to limit the number of people on court amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Djokovic was sensationally disqualified in the fourth round of last year’s

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Djokovic wants line judges replaced by technology

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s relationship with line officials has been difficult of late and the Serbian risked their wrath again on Saturday when he suggested they were unnecessary.

The 33-year-old world number one was dramatically defaulted in the U.S. Open fourth round after inadvertently hitting a female line judge in the throat with a loose ball.

Now he believes their job should be done by Hawkeye technology.

“With all my respect for the tradition and the culture we have in this sport, when it comes to people present on the court during a match, including line (judges), I really

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