I don't see why they're keeping him suspended. For what? For failing to provide the blood test? He asked the lady that day, you know, he's not feeling well. Can I provide you tomorrow? She said, Yes, if you write report.
He wrote the report, and the next thing you know she's failing to say the truth in the court in London. She was saying that he was convincing him, that it took her 20 minutes to walk from anti‑doping office to the ATP office in Monte‑Carlo tournament, which is 20 meters. So she was lying a lot.
That's very bad for our sport. That's very bad for anti‑doping agency, you know, to have people who are responsible for this work to fail to say what really happened that day.
As readers of this blog know very well, the WADA and ITF anti-doping rules are crystal clear on the consequences of failing to provide a sample without compelling justification. And the single indisputable fact of the Troicki case is that he did not provide a sample when asked. The ITF tribunal did not find his justification compelling. Therefore, he was suspended. End of story.
It seems like only yesterday that players, fans, and the media were extolling the stringency and transparency of the ITF's anti-doping program. What happened?