“I’m the kind of guy who’s been around for a long time,” Fish said. “This is my 11th year. I’ve seen a few guys come and go who have cheated and he seems to be no different. There’s no room for him. There is no gray area. He pleaded guilty. Any points and money he wins here are going to be gone anyway (if the ITF suspends him).
“It would be pretty awkward (for me) to play him here. He’s a pretty good clay court player. What you don’t know now is if any of that is real. It doesn’t seem to be. I’d have a serious beef if I were (Jerzy Janowicz, whom Odesnik defeated in the first round). And, if I were (Odesnik), I’d take myself out.”
Care to name any names, Mardy? Why does only Odesnik get this treatment?
In contrast, no players went after Gasquet:
Gascquet warmly praised Rafael Nadal for his support during the period of his ban: "Rafa supported me more than anyone in the last few months and if he ever needs me to help him, I will do what I can. I'll never forget what he's done for me. Now I just want to get out and play."
Do players have it in for Odesnik? Is he not in the "club"?
Update (Thanks Rikyu): If Mardy Fish thinks that someone is using PED's, he should report it:
"I.2 In the event a Participant knows or suspects that any other Participant has committed an anti-doping rule violation, it shall be the Participant’s obligation to report such knowledge or suspicion to the ITF Anti-Doping Manager as soon as possible.