Tennis - Roger Federer fans were very disappointed last year when the Swiss tennis legend failed to convert his matchpoint in the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic. Federer had two matchpoints late in the fifth set but Djokovic saved them down 7−8 in the fifth set and went on to beat Federer in 4 hours and 57 minutes, 7–6(5), 1–6, 7–6(4), 4–6, 13–12(3), the longest singles final in Wimbledon history.
Now Stanford University researchers have used artificial intelligence technology to recreate the matchpoint for Federer to show that he won the point. According to the Next Web.com, "the system converts broadcast video of tennis matches into controllable players that look and behave like the stars.
The AI generates the graphics by analyzing historical points." Besides using technology to recreate previous matches, the video also shows fantasy match-ups such as Federer playing himself as well as Federer taking on Serena Williams.
Here is a look at the video from the Twitter account of @ak92501
Vid2Player: Controllable Video Sprites that Behave and Appear like Professional Tennis Players
project page: https://t.co/wYBTTo9JBi pic.twitter.com/gOh3nEyVKv — AK (@ak92501) August 12, 2020