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Here's Federer's take on the Troicki incident; & his view is that they are not tested enough: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/24858647


I think that is quite right. Drug testing is part of being a sportsman. You have to follow the rules as you have to have an acceptable racquet to play with. (Shoes also)! Novak did the emotional response for a friend and made an ill judged comment. Some did the same for Lance Armstrong!
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Well said by Federer. It's all very well Troicki shifting the blame onto the official, but at the end of the day he must have known the rules and the consequences of missing a test (and if he didn't, he should have done).
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Well said by Federer. It's all very well Troicki shifting the blame onto the official, but at the end of the day he must have known the rules and the consequences of missing a test (and if he didn't, he should have done).

I agree - and also I find it hard to think that Cilic, as a professional sportsman, would just take something  bought for him without checking what exactly is in it.

Federer's comment at the end of his interview too, made me wonder just how many times other players have been tested during their amazing runs of consecutive titles.
 
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It doesn't happen often in all honesty, but for once I agree wholeheartedly with Federer. Troicki really doesn't have any excuse in that he should have known what the rules were. I still feel the one area where Djokovic was right is that someone from the ATP should have been around when Troicki was tested, but the fact remains Troicki should have known the rules.

Initially I didn't see that what Troicki has done was so very bad, in the sense that there was no evidence he had doped, but I can see that it had to be dealt with as if he had. In the light of that I don't think he's doing himself any favours to try to shift the blame.

As for Cilic, I regard him as lucky. There might not be any real evidence he intended to dope, but I think a player has an obligation to themselves to know what they are taking. I also think it's highly questionable that the authorities knew he was lying when he cited an injury as the reason he was pulling out of Wimbledon, when he knew it was because he failed a drugs test earlier in the year. The authorities knew he was telling lies and they went along with it. I think that points the authorities in a very dubious position.
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I don't often agree with Fed either but I'm with him on this one.
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Russell Fuller ‏@russellcfuller
Andy Murray has just told BBC Sport that  Viktor Troicki & Marin Cilic were 'unprofessional' in the actions which led to their doping bans

Russell Fuller ‏@russellcfuller
He thinks there needs to be 'almost zero tolerance' so players aren't tempted to cheat & sport can regain the public's trust
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Russell Fuller ‏@russellcfuller
Andy Murray has just told BBC Sport that  Viktor Troicki & Marin Cilic were 'unprofessional' in the actions which led to their doping bans

Russell Fuller ‏@russellcfuller
He thinks there needs to be 'almost zero tolerance' so players aren't tempted to cheat & sport can regain the public's trust

Well said Andy!
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Well said Andy!

That's exactly right. To my mind it all comes back to the sport not just being clean, it has to be seen to be clean.

Well said indeed Andy.
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Russell Fuller ‏@russellcfuller
Andy Murray has just told BBC Sport that  Viktor Troicki & Marin Cilic were 'unprofessional' in the actions which led to their doping bans

Russell Fuller ‏@russellcfuller
He thinks there needs to be 'almost zero tolerance' so players aren't tempted to cheat & sport can regain the public's trust

And here's the video clip of Andy speaking up. I think he comes across very well  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/24875821
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Thanks for the link MP! I think that what Andy and Federer said is absolutely correct and Djokovic is not doing either himself or the sport any favours! He's being very childish in my view!
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I see a female doubles player has been banned for two years by the WTA.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/doping-spanish-tennis-player-llagostera-vives-banned-2-181430832--ten.html?.tsrc=warhol#2dyReTr



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Irrelevant mug. She did nothing on the tour anyway so it isn't a huge loss.
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LOL the WADA and ITF once again trying to make a scapegoat out of someone irrelevant once more!.
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@gangsta
Didn't she beat Laura somewhere?
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Thanks Alis! Interesting that she's Spanish too!
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