I’m just watching Federer crush some poor bloke before I go to work and I’m loving the new Hawkeye system. It’s a great new game for the audience. Whereas their participation up until now consisted only of ‘Ooh’, ‘Aah’ and the occasional optimistic ‘Come on Tim!’ they now have a new way to get involved. Every time a player asks for a second opinion on one of the line judges calls, the brand-spanking-new-ultra-wizzy ‘Hawkeye’ system shows exactly where the ball bounced. The camera on this thing zooms in on the spot the ball landed, and the audience get to go ‘oooooooohhhh yay!’ or ‘oooooooooh ooohhhh’ depending on whether they approve of the decision or not. I think they do the same thing when they’re watching the cricket bowlers actually.


Author: Rachel Wheeley

Comedian, podcaster, full time Mum, based in London, UK

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