Novak Djokovic is number one in the world tennis rankings. The Serbian has dominated the sport for years. Now he wants a rule change – this can be helpful for himself.
The number one in the world, Novak Djokovic, has spoken out for the elimination of line judges in tennis. The technology is now so advanced that you can rely on a video surveillance system, the 33-year-old Serb said in Paris at the French Open.
With all due respect to the tradition and culture of our sport, when it comes to the people on the field, including the linesmen, I see no reason why not all tournaments in the world use a system like the one we did in Cincinnati to New York. took advantage of the rescheduled tournament, ”said Djokovic.
Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open
There had been no linesmen there, but there had been video surveillance of the lines on the Center Court. Although this would entail additional costs, the development towards technical support could not be stopped anyway. “Ball boys, of course, but linesmen, I don’t remember why,” said the world’s number one.
Djokovic was disqualified at the US Open in New York for having shot a line judge with a tennis ball in frustration. Read more about it here. Apparently that is one of the reasons why he is calling for the abolition of linesmen. “Then the risk would not be so great that I would do what happened to me in New York,” said Djokovic with a smile.