High tech gives tennis fans an insiders view of Wimbledon (Video)

High tech gives tennis fans an insiders view of Wimbledon (Video)

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Thousands of the luckiest tennis fans with tickets to Wimbledon will be able to see their heroes on the tennis courts, but over the next eleven days millions more around the world will be watching through digital outlets and television. Tucked away from the glare of the sunshine, the courts and the crowds are IBM’s technology rooms, or the bunker as people here refer to it.Scores of staff are watching, logging and checking every move of almost every player. Computers are analysing the crowd participation from excitement to disappointment. Masses of data is being collected so that Wimbledon can draw up a profile of what makes the best ever Wimbledon player, taking into account psychology, as well as ability and track record.Wimbledon first introduced computers to the tournament 28 years ago. The tournament ends of July 16th with the men’s single final.