Originally Posted by boughtmypoints
Real hostility here.
According to my Bratsilava tennis source, Karol is planning on playing Futures later this year when his suspension is up.
From my time on the tour, Karol was one of the nicest of his generation.
No 'roid rage that I can recall, quite the opposite.
I was just as dismayed when he claimed he had been busted for smoking pot.
Thanks for the news. Karol was (is?) my favorite player, but I was pretty upset with the whole thing. I'm sure I'll fall back in as his main supporter once he makes his return, but I'm still a bit mad at him.
But, yes, Karol was a very, very nice guy. I was thrilled that I got to meet him and see him play. Hopefully he can put this stuff behind him and make his way back to the top. Despite what people here are saying, he was a talented player and was really making his way up when all this happened. He's lost a bit of time now, but he can still make it.