Taking a close look at doping control in professional tennis. How stringent is it? We also look at other issues related to the integrity of the sport.
NAMES IN THE COMING MONTHS PLEASE. In any case, i though the fuentes blood bag ruling were supposed to be released last month, what heppened?
More is coming out. But no names. It sounds like the whistleblower (an amateur cyclist called Dan Stevens) doesn't know any, and the good 'Dr' Bonar is denying they even exist.To quote Stevens "He suggested that it was an endemic problem, and he referenced a lot of other clients that he dealt with, one of them being a British boxer, but he didn't give me the names."Also Tennis players are missing from the sports Stevens name-checks "I think it was quite revolutionary to meet with a British doctor in a private clinic who was telling me that a number of high-profile British athletes, cyclists, runners, boxers, cricketers and footballers were using these substances to improve their performance"
Nothing will happen as we've already had the shame of UKAD being sent to Russia to clean up the place when the amazing 2012 medal spike was just good old patriotism. Fair play to ST, but it'll die a death.
We are increasingly seeing the true face of professional sport. Time for the fans to wake up.
It is interesting that the Olympics are doing so poorly in terms of ticket sales. While there are a variety of factors, I think this "true face" of the sport is finally taking a toll.
I have the Sunday Times in paper form, it says in one of the articles that the tennis players are amateurs.
Amateurs that they didn't go to an ITF/LTA/WTA/ATP approved medic.
It would hardly be "news" if a doctor announced that she had prescribed testosterone to someone who happens to play tennis on the weekends. In addition, it is equally unlikely that the same doctor would refer to the person who plays tennis on the weekends as a "tennis player." The mere fact that someone is being referred to as a "tennis player" indicates something beyond a weekend club player, whether "amateur" or not.
I feel like I have a twin.
http://www.sportschau.de/doping/video-british-doctor-claims-he-doped-numerous-athletes-englische-version-100.htmlFrom: 06:00Bonar: “Around 150 sportsmen and sportswomen came to me in the last 6 years, but I prefer not to talk about it openly otherwise journalists could become interested in it[…] My clients are mostly top athletes: Boxers, Footballers, TENNIS PLAYERS...”It doesn’t sound like he worked with amateurs. The documentary also talks about the exceptional performance of British athletes at the London Olympic Games; their gold medal haul. It’s all very similar to the performance of Spanish athletes at the 1992 Olympic Games. Another scenario where the host nation’s athletes performed beyond expected.Cristina Perez: "I know what happened in [Barcelona] 1992 and I'm a Pandora's Box that, if opened, could bring down sport, But out of respect for my companions, the people who sacrificed so much, I'm staying quiet, although I could speak out and ruin all those caught up in this little world."Perez is Fuentes’s wife. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/22361185
"Cricket has largely escaped drugs scandals but Bonar said he had worked with some players, including an England international. The tennis players Bonar had treated were top amateurs rather than professionals. He said he gave them a mixture of steroids to build their strength and endurance."http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-i-doped-150-sports-stars-k65xhggb8
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Who can have any confidence that the sport has ramped up its anti-doping, while the Djokovic parade continues?
Yeah, peaking and dominating in this manner at his age is unheard of. That being said, Djokovic lost slam finals to Nadal and Murray even after his break out year in 2011. He started his domination only after all his main rivals ceased to be a credible threat to him. Nadal seems to be in irreversible decline, Federer will probably never beat him in a 5 setter again, and Murray can maybe take a set from him, if that. This shows that just chugging magic potion isn't good enough, you still need to work hard and have confidence to edge out your rivals(who are most likely chugging some potion too). The state of tennis is so rotten at this time, it is like an arms race contest. Whoever has the best training/physical fitness program has the edge.
Thiem, talking about his improvements: Physique and spin. Like a young Nadal."What have you improved in your game?I think nothing specific, but everything. My new phsyio, Alex, makes a lot of great stuff. I'm more flexible, I move better. In general, I think I brought my level up."http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2016/04/dominic-thiem-q-his-rise-his-improvements-and-his-one-handed-backhand/
I always knew these people couldn't perform the way they do without all the help they can get. It's just a matter of common sense
I suppose that has to include the 34-year-old current women's number one ranked player.
Blasphemy. Little Miss Panic Room Serena has nothing to hide. It's why she attracts so many sponsors!
I repeat: I always knew these people couldn't perform the way they do without all the help they can get. It's just a matter of common sense. Richard, apparently you're still trailing in comprehension skills
Oh I get it loud and clear - they are white people.
What the fuck? What is Richard saying?
Richard isn't "saying" anything . Ed is. Read the thread. Ed has always excluded Serena as a possible doper, because, in his view, she is simply a "strong black woman" who therefore has no need of doping. (Marion Jones come to mind?) It thus appears only white tennis players need to dope - if you want to believe that.
Yes indeed ,unknown. This is Richard's opinion, not mine
Bullsh*t. More than any other commenter who has come here you have staunchly maintained - for years -Serena cannot be doping.
Nope, I meant dopers
I am poor in vocabulary. You might know more synonyms than I do. So I can use you as a valuable reference.
Don't be so modest. You are poor in many more ways than one.
Don't worry. I only need your help to find proper synonyms for now.
Serena/Panic Room = Doping. Example of a synonym.
"proper synonym" I said. I don't need help in getting confused, only in finding proper synonyms.
Example of "proper" synonym: Ed = Moron.