Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In the past...

From Wimbledon:
"In the past, the ITF has objected to requests from government-funded National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) to test during grand slam events, seeing it as “a waste of resources” because of the duplication of effort.
'However, the ITF said in an email: “The TADP position is that NADO testing should supplement, not duplicate, TADP testing and the TADP will work with UKAD to ensure no duplication."'
It's amazing what bad press will make you do!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Case Closed

Novak Djokovic ends the debate: "As long as we don’t have proof that game is not clean, then it is clean [...] I think it all comes down to anti-doping agencies, governing bodies; they need to come out with proofs, if they don’t it’s only rumours. I’m proud to be part of a sport that is clean."

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Andy Murray

Interesting comments from Murray to the Daily Mail, including a statement that indicates he believes the ITF will change their rules and start announcing provisional suspensions.
'If someone is going through that process, the tennis world should let people know and, as far as I’m aware, they are changing that rule now. If someone is serving that suspension period or the period where they are arguing it or trying to come to conclusions what the sentence is going to be, that is going to become public knowledge.'

'So you’re not going to have silent bans or someone saying they were injured. That happened with Croatia’s Marin Cilic, where he pulled out of Wimbledon injured. People started talking and then it came out that he had failed a drugs test. And that looks terrible.'

'I have played against players and thought, “They won’t go away” or “They don’t seem to be getting tired...Have I ever been suspicious of someone? Yeah. You hear things.'