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Indian Wells tennis tournament to use Hawk-Eye replay system on all courts

The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, scheduled for March 7-20 in 2011, will offer the electronic replay technology Hawk-Eye on all eight courts, according to tournament director Steve Simon.

This is the first tournament to offer Hawk-Eye on every court. Most tournaments, even the majors, have Hawk-Eye on no more than three show courts.

“This is a great addition to the BNP Paribas Open, and one that I am sure all players on the ATP World Tour will be excited about,” said top-ranked American Andy Roddick. “Hawk-Eye is one of the best advancements in the game in recent years, so making it available on all courts will create consistency, and is something we hope more tournaments embrace in the future.”

“Hawk-Eye is an important officiating tool and greatly enhances the tennis experience for fans and players,” said Adam Helfant, ATP executive chairman and president. “We think it’s fantastic that the BNP Paribas Open has made this commitment to bring Hawk-Eye to all eight match courts and look forward to seeing it in March.”

-- Diane Pucin

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