...This month the US Anti-Doping Agency banned Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral, along with another doctor and trainer associated with Lance Armstrong’s Postal Service cycling team, for life. The three of them accepted their bans, rather than, as USADA chief Travis Tygart put it, “waste resources by moving forward with the arbitration process, which would only reveal what they already know to be the truth of their doping activity.”If more high profile members of the tennis media raised this issue, it would put pressure on the ITF to comment on how they are responding to the del Moral ban.
As we found out before Wimbledon, del Moral has been associated with a tennis academy in Valencia, Spain, where various pros have trained. Will he be allowed to work with them? The ITF hasn’t said.
In other news, another (minor) withdrawal from the Olympics: Alona Bondarenko.