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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #15 on: October 16, 2012, 06:44 PM »
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Ah I see, I thought you meant the final.

It's not really comparable though. One is right at the beginning of the year after 5 weeks off (Djokovic had 7 weeks as he didn't play in any of the warm-up tournaments), whilst the USO was at the end of the year.
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #16 on: October 16, 2012, 07:32 PM »
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Fair point. I really should know better than to get involved in discussions on this topic, when I have strong views about it that seem to antagonise people. 
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #17 on: October 16, 2012, 07:47 PM »
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That clip where Nole is eating somehitng while holding up a towel is nothing, i really doubt a top tennis player would deliberately act so suspiciously during a live televised match in front of so many fans if in fact it was something dodgy he was taking, he was either playing silly games or just eating a legal foodstuff he didn't want his opponent seeing :p hey maybe we should question why Andy eats wham bars *wink* maybe he knows something we don't Smile
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #18 on: October 16, 2012, 08:08 PM »
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If it turned out Andy was doping how would that affect your opinion of him?

If Andy Murray ever tested positive I would give up watching tennis altogether.    But it won't happen.
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #19 on: October 16, 2012, 08:20 PM »
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Andy would never take dope, so laundry your question for me is not a question to be answered.
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #20 on: October 16, 2012, 09:17 PM »
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Andy and that 'd' word should never be used in the same sentence. no
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #21 on: October 17, 2012, 01:07 AM »
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That clip where Nole is eating somethng while holding up a towel is nothing, i really doubt a top tennis player would deliberately act so suspiciously during a live televised match in front of so many fans if in fact it was something dodgy he was taking.
I agree, especially as they know very well that the cameras are focussed on them all the time when they're sitting down at change of ends, sometimes embarrassingly so.  I'm really not interested in watching players' scratching their noses or whatever.

Anyway at least he wasn't doing what male tennis players used to do behind their towels before "comfort breaks" were introduced, i.e. pee into empty drinks' bottles!

I do have sympathy for sportspeople in general though because some of them are so terrified of being accused of taking PEDs that they won't even take medication to help medical conditions such as asthma - the reason being that some perfectly legal drugs can undergo chemical changes in the body which can result in them showing up in urine samples as having an illicit content.  I also seem to recall Andy being worried before RG (I think it was last year) because he had a skin infection which required treatment by antibiotics.  Players though are under an obligation to check any kind of prescribed or over-the-counter medication out with the tournament doctor so that erroneous urine/blood test results can be avoided.
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #22 on: October 17, 2012, 09:42 AM »
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That clip where Nole is eating somehitng while holding up a towel is nothing, i really doubt a top tennis player would deliberately act so suspiciously during a live televised match in front of so many fans if in fact it was something dodgy he was taking, he was either playing silly games or just eating a legal foodstuff he didn't want his opponent seeing :p hey maybe we should question why Andy eats wham bars *wink* maybe he knows something we don't Smile
He probably just doesn't want anyone to know that he's addicted to liquorice shoe laces! Or is it sherbet fountains?  Think
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #23 on: October 17, 2012, 02:59 PM »
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I think all Andy might overdose on is sweets most Scots have a sweet tooth.
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #24 on: October 17, 2012, 04:33 PM »
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He probably just doesn't want anyone to know that he's addicted to liquorice shoe laces! Or is it sherbet fountains?  Think
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #25 on: October 17, 2012, 05:09 PM »
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I don't know if anyone posted these articles from The Tennis Space when they appeared a couple of weeks back?

http://www.thetennisspace.com/tennis-and-drugs-the-contentious-issues/

Since 1995, there have been 63 incidences of doping in tennis. The top players are tested, on average, more than lower-ranked players and yet in 2010 and 2011, according to the ITF’s statistics, some players (including Venus and Serena Williams) were not tested out of competition at all. This week, The Tennis Space spoke to Dr Stuart Miller, the Head of Science and Technical at the ITF, which carries out most of the tests, to clarify some contentious issues.

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http://www.thetennisspace.com/why-are-there-so-few-blood-tests-in-tennis/

In the second part of our discussion on drugs in tennis, we ask Dr Stuart Miller, the head of the ITF anti-doping programme, why there are so few blood tests, whether there will be changes to the rules and just how big a problem doping is in the sport.

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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #26 on: October 18, 2012, 03:06 PM »
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Thanks for posting those articles scotjules, they're an interesting read. Here's another one published today:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2012/10/18/is-tennis-doing-enough-on-doping/1639911/
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #27 on: October 22, 2012, 09:00 AM »
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You dont think Nadal is actually injured do you? ... we all know the real reason.....
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #28 on: October 22, 2012, 01:46 PM »
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You dont think Nadal is actually injured do you? ... we all know the real reason.....


And what is that???
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Re: Doping in Tennis ? « Reply #29 on: October 22, 2012, 04:51 PM »
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^Roids
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