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Rusedski fails drugs test

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/3381111.stm

British tennis star Greg Rusedski has tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone.
The British number two confirmed that he had failed a drugs test, but pleaded his innocence.

"In response to media inquiries, I can confirm that a sample has tested positive for a low level of nandrolone," he said in a statement.

The 30-year-old will face a hearing in Montreal on 9 February.


"I shall attend and I fully expect to be found innocent. I do not and have not taken performance-enhancing drugs," he added.

The test dates from a tournament he played in the summer in Indianapolis during an injury-plagued season when he competed in only six tournaments.

He has only just returned to tennis after an absence with back, knee and foot injuries.

The Canadian-born player lost the second match of his comeback in Adelaide on Thursday.

The highpoint of his career was a run to the final of the US Open in 1997 when he lost to Australia's Pat Rafter.
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Rusedski is one of my least favorite players, but I would never wish this on him. What a shame.
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Re: Rusedski fails drugs test

Rather proves Becca's point in the other thread about not judging other countries' players when your own may be just as guilty... it's amazing how controversy seems to hound Rusedski, isn't it? First the Sampras comments, then the Roddick outburst, now a failed drugs test... if he is found guilty (and has anyone managed to escape a ban so far?) then it could well be the end of his career.

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It'll certainly be interesting to see how this one pans out. After the Ulihrach fiasco who knows what could have gone on...
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I can't STAND Rusedski! I think he is a sore loser and a whiner, so
nothing he does surprises me ... very disappointing for tennis, tho....
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Re: Rusedski fails drugs test

I really doubt your claims are right. Am I being biased because of his nationality? Probably, but considering the ATP's recent history with drugs cases and the innocence of Coria and Ulihrach, I'm willing to wait before condemning him. If it was a player you liked, would you be so quick to accuse him of being guilty?

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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I cant stand the dude either, sucks to be him, LOL!
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I agree with Sjengster. Everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt. Especially with the terrible track record of the authorities in punishing innocent parties. Hell, even ATP trainers were unknowingly dishing out banned substances a while ago...
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BTW, does anyone else find it at all ironic that they're holding the hearing in, of all places, Montreal? Now there's a way to guarantee a warm reception - I bet the people and the press will welcome him with open arms...

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Re: Rusedski fails drugs test

Coria and Uhlirach have been proved Innocent, I personally believe Korda was innocent.

I am too skeptic to believe Rusedski is guilty even if I dont like him.

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Re: Rusedski fails drugs test

I'm skeptical too.

BUT it's a shame either way. It's a tag that will be attached to your career, even if the charges are dismissed.
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So would this alleged violation have happened in 2002? Isn't that the same time period in which the tainted supplement was in use by ATP trainers?

And why does it take so long for the results of a test to be made public? I've had testing done (as part of an interview way back when) and it didn't take long for the results to come in. But then again its not like Morgan Stanley was looking for steroids. Hmmm... can anyone in the know please explain???
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Re: Re: Rusedski fails drugs test

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Everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt.
The problem is, when players (sportmen in general) are accused of doping, they ALWAYS say to be innocent !!! It's nerver their fault, always an error, it's always an unjustice etc.... I fed up !

one error, two, ok, but anybody is stupid though !!!!

Not only they are cheaters, but they're are also coward and great liars !

I really don't know how they do with their consience...

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