"It's not a case closed...It's certainly something that appears from the media that there are ongoing developments in relation to Biogenesis in general. We are keeping a watching brief on that."I'm not sure what point Robson is trying to make with the article. We gain zero information. The case is "not closed" tells us nothing because we don't even know what type of case has been "opened." Miller's comments make it sound like the ITF's investigation consists solely of reading media reports. There is no mention of cooperating with MLB. Or contacting Biogenesis whistleblower Porter Fischer (who told ESPN that only MLB has contacted him). Or contacting Biogenesis-owner Anthony Bosch. There is no information indicating that any type of credible investigation is taking place (e.g., player interviews).
"Obviously there were reports in the media when the original story came out that there may be the name of a tennis player associated with the Biogenesis files. So clearly that is something that we needed to look into and we are continuing to look into it. But other than that...I don't have any specific comment to make."
"I will say that under the anti-doping program we've conducted a number of investigations in the past on our own and in cooperation with other organizations — the Wayne Odesnik case being one example...Yes, we do have investigative powers under the tennis anti-doping program. We do exercise those powers when need arises."
Meanwhile, Jon Wertheim has this to say about Biogenesis:
"I asked the ITF to comment here and eagerly await a response. While tennis players were indeed implicated in Biogenesis, there were allegedly a dozen athletes among six sports other than baseball and none were stars. That's an average of two per sport, obviously. We already know the identity of one tennis player linked to Biogenesis, Wayne Odesnik. (He has denied any involvement with the clinic.)
"I'm not suggesting that this isn't worthy of further investigation and inquiry. But don't expect a big name to emerge."