Another piece on doping and tennis from Amy Fetherolf of Drop Shot Dispatch has been posted on Tennis Panorama. This one features statements from John McEnroe, Jim Courier, and Patrick Rafter.
A few clips...
McEnroe gives the classic tennis establishment response: "...I think it’s as rigorously tested as any sport other than the Olympics that I’m aware of...Maybe more so than any other sport, whether it’s football, basketball..."
Rafter is more circumspect: "No idea [if it’s a problem in tennis]. I hope to think there’s not...I think there’s always a case here and there, but I don’t think it’s a big problem like cycling was. I hope there’s not an issue, but there’s always the potential."
Courier appears to be trying to have it both ways: "...We have the rules in place. We have, I think, the best drug testing system around that I’m aware of...I think that given the great rewards that are out there in tennis, and given human nature, people will cut corners where you give them leeway to do so. I think you have to put your head in the sand to think that people wouldn’t try and cut corners given what’s on the line if you do well in our sport. Look at Wall Street...We’re not immune to that. I don’t think we have a problem, but we’re not immune to that."