Umpire's Eye View: Head-Cams at the French Open

At the French Open, chair umpires now sport head-cams, providing TV viewers with an immersive look at the game from the umpire's perspective. This innovation aims to enhance viewer experience by showing umpire duties and player interactions. Additionally, a second retractable roof has been added to Court Suzanne Lenglen.

PTI | Paris | Updated: 30-05-2024 09:46 IST | Created: 30-05-2024 09:46 IST
Umpire's Eye View: Head-Cams at the French Open
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From interactions with players to making the correct call at the French Open, TV viewers can now see exactly what the chair umpire is looking at.

For the first time, chair umpires at the main Court Philippe Chatrier are wearing small head-cams. Organizers hope the camera footage will provide viewers with an immersive experience.

The device ''brings viewers even closer to the action, enabling them to discover the umpires' duties, as well as their interactions with players,'' the French tennis federation said Wednesday.

The head-cam footage is part of the international broadcast feed, available to official tournament broadcasters.

It's among new features introduced by the French Open this year, including a second retractable roof for the 10,000-seat Court Suzanne Lenglen. The 15,000-seat Philippe Chatrier Court has had a retractable roof since 2020. AP KHS KHS

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