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Hawk-Eye Live Among 'Raft' Of Trials At November Next Gen Finals In Milan

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 17

The Association of Tennis Professionals announced on Monday "it will trial live electronic line calling later this year," according to Charlie Eccleshare of the London TELEGRAPH. The launch of "Hawk-Eye Live" at November's Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan -- where the "eight best youngsters" of '17...

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