Let's give replay a try: Agassi

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/t/tennisgeneric.jpg' class='caption'> Two-time US Open winner Andre Agassi has said that he'd favour the use of instant replay.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:08 IST
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At 34, Andre Agassi has seen a lot of things in tennis. And here's one more that he'd like to add: Instant replay. Agassi moved into the fourth round of the U S Open, beating Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 yesterday. It was a quick match, though it lasted about a minute longer than Agassi expected. On a match point, he hit a crosscourt shot that a linesman ruled good. Agassi clutched his fist in triumph, but before he could celebrate too much, the chair umpire overruled the call and said it was out. A TV replay seemed to show the ball was wide. Moments later, Agassi put it away for good. After the match, the two-time Open winner said he'd favour the use of instant replay. "That would be a good addition to the game," he said. The NFL, NBA, rugby and cricket all have some form of replay. "I don't know scientifically how accurate the shot cam is that they use. But I got to believe it's closer to perfect than linesmen trying to watch the ball," he said. "I mean, I can't see the ball out there sometimes, and I've watched the ball my whole life. There are times when I'm really unsure," Agassi said. "One of the hardest things in practice when you play against a guy is just calling balls. It's easy to miss calls. I think it would save time on arguments and all that. So it would be a nice feature," he added. Earlier in this tournament, Jennifer Capriati also said replay would be worth adding. (AP)

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