25 Jan '12, 9am

Tennis great Laver prefers dozy officials to Hawk-Eye

Tennis great Laver prefers dozy officials to Hawk-Eye

Tennis great Australia's Rod Laver, seen here with the Australian Open Men's singles trophy, joked on Wednesday that he preferred sleepy line judges to Hawk-Eye, following controversies over the referral system at the tournament. -- PHOTO: AP MELBOURNE (AFP) - Tennis great Rod Laver on Wednesday joked that he preferred sleepy line judges to Hawk-Eye, following controversies over the referral system at the Australian Open. Laver, the last man to win the 'grand slam' of all four major titles in the same season, said he did not regret having to rely on human beings in his heyday of the 1960s - even though they sometimes nodded off. 'Hawk-Eye? No,' he said, when asked if he wished he had the technology when he was playing. 'There were suspect umpires at times. 'Actually, there were always sort of some fun stories. Wimbledon, you had to be a certain age before you could get int...

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