Originally Posted by Neely
I understand, but it's still very very incomprehensive for me how Ljubicic comes to think that an allegedly illegally taken substance taken by his opponent is causing him to lose a first round match in straight sets where he was without a real shot to win throughout the match.
Yes, especially considering two things. 1: the alleged doping test was taken much later in the tournament and the allegedly positive substance is one that doesn't stay in the body too long, so even IF Puerta did something AFTER the 4th round, that does not mean he was doing anything BEFORE then. 2: NOTHING HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED as far as Puerta goes.
Seems awfully presumptuous of Ljubicic to be accusing and whining and bitching before an official announcement. It's different for fans and the media to do it, but it seems just as likely that Ljubicic himself could find himself in a mixed-up situation at one point and you'd think he'd want his fellow players to be fair and to say "hey, let's wait for the official announcement" before they went and spoke to the media and judged. If the tables were turned, I'd be willing to bet that's what he'd appreciate from his colleagues.