Barcelona R1: Nicolas Almagro def. Viktor Hanescu 3-6 7-6 (7) 2-2 ret. (saves 2 MPs)
Hanescu was playing some excellent clay court tennis throughout the match. Almagro fighting all the way, should have got the second set before the tie-break (two MPs saved). Then at the start of the third Hanescu calls for the trainer (according to Almagro's post-match interview, due to a problem in his shoulder), then at 2-1 receives treatment on his right thigh. At 2-2 throws the towel.
Originally Posted by philosophicalarf
Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.
Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.
The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
Last edited by Har-Tru; 04-20-2009 at 03:23 PM.