It's interesting that Miller goes at great lengths to explain that other doping agencies "could" be testing tennis players out of competition as if that excuses the ITF's lack of tests. However, he presents no facts indicating that these agencies are testing players. And, in fact, there is little evidence that national anti-doping agencies (e.g., USADA) are conducting many tests on tennis players.
Miller also talks about how "no sample collected" out of competition tests are not report in the ITF's statistics. However, Miller provides no data on attempted tests, just verbiage: "...Unreported on there are two things. One is attempts to collect samples during the one-hour testing window that haven’t been successful, either due to the player’s unavailability or other administrative problems; and all of the attempts to be made to collect samples, outside of that one hour, that go unreported no matter what happens. They are not on the list."
He also comments on whether Serena's panic room incident counts as a missed test: "...All I can say is that there was an attempt to conduct an out of competition test at that time. I can’t talk about the process, the outcome, because that could compromise the confidentiality requirements or obligations that we have, I’m afraid."
An interesting exchange between Cambers and Miller relates to "no sample collected" out of competition tests attempted outside a player's selected whereabouts hour:
SC: So, these (failed) attempts, outside that hour, are not counted as missed tests?
SM: No, they’re not. They have to fulfil certain criteria (to be missed tests).This raises the question: How many "no sample collected" tests that don't count as "missed tests" are occurring?
The interview further confirms my view that the ITF needs new leadership if it wants to tackle doping.
Now just go read the interview.
I wanted to make a comment on a statement by Miller: "I would say as a rule there’s not much testing that goes on between 11 at night and 6 in the morning. If you had credible information that players were using that time for doping – and it would have to be credible information – then there is nothing to stop you from going and trying to collect samples at that time. I believe that those are few and far between."
We know for a fact that is a (if not the) prime time for doping. Victor Conte has stated on numerous occasions about athletes slapping on fast acting testosterone patches on before they go bed. (see also this interview)