Goffin On Using Video Review At ATP Cup: 'It's Quite Cool'
Almost everything went right for David Goffin on Friday at the ATP Cup as the Belgian No. 1 defeated Moldovan No. 1 Radu Albot 6-4, 6-1 to clinch the tie for Team Belgium. One of the few things that went wrong: a foot fault.
But at the ATP Cup, players have the opportunity to challenge foot faults through video review. Chair umpire Carlos Bernardes looked on a screen — which has access to whatever angles a chair umpire needs for various video reviews — to check whether or not Goffin's left foot touched the baseline. Despite not having the call overturned, Goffin enjoyed the innovation in Sydney.
“It’s quite cool,” Goffin said. “It’s something more that we have for the match, and it's good to use the technology.”
Other innovations at the inaugural ATP Cup include team zones, on-court coaching, strategy rooms and an LED-integrated umpire chair.