ATP introduces video review for Next Gen finals

This year’s Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan will become the first tennis tournament to utilise a full video review system, expanding the ATP’s collaboration with HawkEye.

During the competition, players will be able to challenge judgement calls on umpire’s decisions such as foul shots, not-ups, touches and invasion.

Challenges will go to a video review operator, using feeds from all available television cameras to find the most relevant angle. This footage will then be relayed to the chair umpire’s tablet device, where he will be able to revise his original decision.

Currently, HawkEye reviews are reserved for line calls relating to whether the ball is in or out. The Next Gen Finals – the season-ending event for players aged 21 and under – will be used by the ATP to experiment with wide use of the technology.