Andre Agassi thinks his own fall from grace with the use of recreational drugs may have helped tennis protect itself by calling in the outside governance of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Speaking at Melbourne Park while touring to promote an autobiography, Agassi said, "I think that tennis has always led the way [in drug testing]. I really believe that. For their own reasons I might have played a part in it, for them going to WADA and the governance that has no horse in the race. That, to me, is a great thing."
Then Agassi turned the focus back to himself, and his use of drugs during his playing days -- the most talked-about portion of his book.
"For me, it would have kept me from destroying a few years of my life. That's what I did to myself with the use of the recreational destructive substance of crystal meth. It would have saved me on a lot of fronts. The more testing, the better as far as I am concerned. The stricter, the better; the more transparency, the...