Re Andy and the doping story, surely it's a recognition of Andy's stature in sport that his response becomes the story?
That was my first thought when I read (on Sky's text service) what Andy is supposed to have said. I think it's good that his opinions are being noted, and, of course, that he feels strong enough to express a view. I think it is a recognition that his position in the game has shifted somewhat.
I think Andy's reaction is justifiable in two ways. Firstly, as far as I understand it, there are supposed to be people across a number of sports involved in doping, names that could, and arguably should, have come out. There were definitely rumours of tennis players being involved. Andy, and indeed any pro player, is surely going to want to feel that a person they are competing with is clean.
Also, Andy is a huge sports fan, so I think he can see it from the point of view of the average punter, you and me, watching sport. I think you could argue that these blood bags being destroyed is effectively a cover up, and it reflects badly on sport as a whole. Surely most people want to know, as much as possible, if the athletes (and I use the word in the broad sense) they follow and take an interest in, are abiding by the rules and playing fair.