"...Roger Federer was tested an average of 8 times per year from 2004-2006, 11 times per year from 2007-2009, and 9 times per year in 2010-2012 (testing in 2012 is incomplete, so this number may change slightly).The number of tests conducted on tennis players by National Anti-Doping Organisations [NADOs] is not known..."This finally puts to rest the "30 tests a year" myth.
One wonders why Miller doesn't know what NADOs are doing. They are all WADA signatories. They can share data.
Could it be that Miller is unaware of section 14.5 of the WADA Code?
14.5 Doping Control Information Clearinghouse WADA shall act as a central clearinghouse for Doping Control Testing data and results for International- Level Athletes and national-level Athletes who have been included in their National Anti-Doping Organization's Registered Testing Pool. To facilitate coordinated test distribution planning and to avoid unnecessary duplication in Testing by the various Anti-Doping Organizations, each Anti-Doping Organization shall report all In-Competition and Out-of-Competition tests on such Athletes to the WADA clearinghouse as soon as possible after such tests have been conducted. This information will be made accessible to the Athlete, the Athlete's National Federation, National Olympic Committee or National Paralympic Committee, National Anti-Doping Organization, International Federation, and the International Olympic Committee or International Paralympic Committee...Once again, Stuart Miller fails to inspire confidence in the ITF's anti-doping regime.
Update #1: Tomas Berdych was also asked about doping in tennis yesterday:
Q. Federer and Murray both talked about possibly needing more testing for doping in tennis. I wonder how you feel about the situation. Do you feel the number of tests is enough?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I mean, it's hard to tell. I mean, I had a period of the season, I think I remember, yeah, it was beginning of the year. I think I was in Rotterdam. Until that time I've been tested six or seven times, which I don't even play that many tournaments since that. I don't know how they can keep coming. I don't remember all the tests. But, I mean, I had it like probably 13, 15 a year.
I don't know if it's enough or not. I don't know, if they want to be tested every single week, how many tests they had through the year. For me, I think I see it like quite enough. There is other things just to be probably discussed than just like how many tests a year.
I don't think this is an issue.