Denis Shapovalov has a strange quarrel with Novak Djokovic after the Hawkeye judgment in their match.
During the second set of his Wimbledon semi-final against Novak Djokovic, Denis Shapovalov disputed with a Hawkeye verdict.
Denis Shapovalov, a Wimbledon semi-finalist, got into an odd disagreement with Novak Djokovic about a Hawkeye judgment during their last-four match at the Championships.
Despite leading 5-3 at one point, the Canadian dropped the first set in a tense tiebreak.
In the second set, Shapovalov appeared nervous as he inexplicably questioned a Hawkeye judgment on centre court.
Shapovalov challenged the judgment after Djokovic played a ball that was deemed to have bounced within the court’s borders.
Once he had challenged, the 22-year-old went as far as fist-pumping, convinced that the ball had indeed bounced out.
However, the Hawkeye replay revealed that a portion of the ball bounced on the baseline.
Even if the ball is most of the way beyond the baseline, striking the line indicates that it is in play.
It meant that the initial ruling held, and Djokovic took the point in the second set’s third serve game.
Most players accept Hawkeye’s decision, but Shapovalov was adamant that the ball had rebounded beyond the baseline.
He whirled around in disbelief and stormed straight to the umpire’s chair to press his case for a reversal of the decision.
Shapovalov was seen pointing to his eye and wiggling his finger in close-up footage from the BBC’s coverage of the Championships, as if to indicate that he had seen where the ball had landed.
While Hawkeye isn’t perfect, it is thought to be accurate to within 3.6 millimetres and is often accepted as a neutral second opinion.
It’s also utilized in cricket and in goal-line technology in football, which alerts the referee when the ball has entered the goal.
Shapovalov is playing in his first Wimbledon final and is attempting to win his first Grand Slam.
After reaching the quarter-finals of the US Open last year, it is the furthest the World No 12 has ever progressed in a slam.
He was unafraid of facing Djokovic, a Wimbledon favorite, in the final four.
In an on-court interview after defeating Karen Khachanov in the quarter-final, Shapovalov said of the World No. 1: “Obviously, he’s the best player in the world.”
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