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Puerta to be back on track in a month

Mariano Puerta will be back to the courts in a month, after having his sanction reduced from 8 to 2 years (he was found guilty of doping on Roland Garros's final, though the jury decided it was accidental). Once the veredict was out he was given 2 options: He should either return the money from Roland Garros and the other tournaments he played after it (about U$800,000) or stay out of the tour forever and keep the cash. Though many people said we wouldn't be seeing him back on track, Puerta returned the money and will actually come back with 28 years over his shoulders. He trained really hard during the last year and, although he says he should lose some pounds before his comeback, he has 5 challenger wildcards over europe and he is planning to play all of them, starting with the first one in a month. He says that he wants to end the year on the top 100 in order to avoid the AO's qualys. We'll see...

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Interesting. I wonder if Puerta will have the Canas syndrome and play well with this mental and physical break from the tour. Of course, Canas was a much better player than Puerta even before the suspension, but we'll see.

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[QUOTE=Tomy;5348789]Mariano Puerta will be back to the courts in a month, after having his sanction reduced from 8 to 2 years (he was found guilty of doping on Roland Garros's final, though the jury decided it was accidental). Once the veredict was out he was given 2 options: He should either return the money from Roland Garros and the other tournaments he played after it (about U$800,000) or stay out of the tour forever and keep the cash. Though many people said we wouldn't be seeing him back on track, Puerta returned the money and will actually come back with 28 years over his shoulders. He trained really hard during the last year and, although he says he should lose some pounds before his comeback, he has 5 challenger wildcards over europe and he is planning to play all of them, starting with the first one in a month. He says that he wants to end the year on the top 100 in order to avoid the AO's qualys. We'll see...

BTW, Ivan Ljubicic, please don't start posting all your "druglord" sh** over this thread, we all know your opinion on this cases.[/
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Ok none of that but im just curious how is this guy allowed back? Didnt he get caught twice?
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I give him by end of year to get caught for the 3rd time

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Interesting. I wonder if Puerta will have the Canas syndrome and play well with this mental and physical break from the tour. Of course, Canas was a much better player than Puerta even before the suspension, but we'll see.
Well, Puerta was #9 when he got suspended on Shanghai's Masters Cup.

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Ok none of that but im just curious how is this guy allowed back? Didnt he get caught twice?
As I said before, the ATP actually believed it was an accident, otherwise he would have recieved a life ban.

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Cant wait to see him back!!!!

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Well, Puerta was #9 when he got suspended on Shanghai's Masters Cup.
True, Mariano's not a total clown, but Puerta had much of his points from that RG final. Canas was more consistent and had some good results before his suspension

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As I said before, the ATP actually believed it was an accident, otherwise he would have recieved a life ban.
That's not true. The 8 year ban is the greatest punishment, there is no "life ban" although the 8 year ban is considered a life sentence with respect to the fact it would be very very difficult to come back from even if you were 20 when you received it.

He was given the "life ban" of 8 years and that was reduced to 2.
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It will definitely be interesting to see what type of reception he receives. He and Canas cases are very different.

I am not happy about his return, his ban should not have been reduced.



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It will definitely be interesting to see what type of reception he receives. He and Canas cases are very different.
I am not happy about his return, his ban should not have been reduced.
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wow, just what atp needs..... another argentinian

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That's not true. The 8 year ban is the greatest punishment, there is no "life ban" although the 8 year ban is considered a life sentence with respect to the fact it would be very very difficult to come back from even if you were 20 when you received it.

He was given the "life ban" of 8 years and that was reduced to 2.
That's what I tried to say. His "life ban" was reduced cause they actually believed it was an accident. Anyways, I can't know what happened, so I won't judge him. Saying his case is different to Cañas's is silly...

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Saying his case is different to Cañas's is silly...
It's not. Their cases are not the same, they are most certainly different. There was far more weight behind Cañas's case than Puerta's.
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It's not. Their cases are not the same, they are most certainly different. There was far more weight behind Cañas's case than Puerta's.
Does that mean that Puerta is guilty and Willy isn't? I mean, how can we really know this stuff?

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