Sergiy disputes call by clicking his iPhone @ French Open 2013

Technology has entered every sphere of your life. So why the tennis courts be left behind. But somehow the Tennis officials are refusing to believe that they live in 21st Century.

At the French Open, Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky surprised the crowd with his impromptu display of photography skills during the first set of a match against Richard Gasquet. At one point in the game, Stakhovsky hit the ball and a line judge ruled the shot as out of bounds. To make sure, officials went to the line to examine where the ball hit and confirmed the ruling. Stakhovsky attempted to argue the call to no avail.

The match continued, and when the players switched sides, Stakhovsky collected his iPhone from the bench and captured a shot of the marking caused by where the disputed ball landed. The crowd jeered in response, and an official handed the picture-happy tennis player a violation for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The officials never reversed the call, Stakhovsky lost the outing, and it seems likely that he’ll pay a fine for his behavior on the court. Game over.


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