Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times interviewed Andy Murray. Doping dominated the discussion. Some excerpts:
"I had a blood test on the Wednesday or Thursday before the tournament. I
did one the Monday of the tournament starting, and I think they’re
still blood testing the guys after the matches..."
"If you look at the people who have cheated, to get away with it, you
need to basically have a sophisticated sort of program, and travel with a
doctor who is going to make sure that you’re not going to fail tests at
[I guess Murray forgot about Wayne Odesnik never testing positive for the HGH that he was carrying, or that the ITF's testing regime is a joke. Why would you need to travel with a doctor when the testing is so lax? And speaking of doctors what about Luis Garcia del Moral and TenisVal?]
"You know, the reason I trust tennis more than certain sports is because of how high the skill aspect of it is..."
[Not this argument again? What about Major League Baseball?]
"I don’t think we had a particularly good doping program before. It was pretty useless, I would say..."
[What? If the program was "useless," then his point above about needing a "sophisticated program" and having to "travel with a doctor" doesn't make much sense. Also, if he thought it was useless, why didn't he say anything about it until recently? Bizarre stuff.]