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Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

According to a South American tennis friend, the papers have been buzzing with Rios' accusation that Agassi ran out of the stadium during last year's Australian Open to avoid a mandatory urine test. Rios has accused Agassi of steroid use and tennis officials of favoritism. Although it is important to consider the source this story definitely raises questions that need to be answered. As an expert in a closely related field, this accusation makes me wonder about Agassi's change in physique and fitness level and loss of hair over the past few years. He also has a home in the Bay Area and a designated fitness expert and guru like Bonds and Giambi.

This was the post on some AOL board. Could someone from South America tell me if it is true that papers down there have been reporting Rios's claim?
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Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

Its a lie!!!!
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Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

What is Rios' problem with Andre? He's made several jabs at him in his career.

It's interesting that Andre was just asked about this issue in his Kooyong press conference (because of Rusedski) and discussed it at length.

I cannot know, of course, if Andre uses these substances, but he really strikes me as someone who has too much integrity to cheat. I hope so, because it would be a disaster for his legacy and crushing for his fans if he did.
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Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

ummmmm I hope this is not true, on both accounts.

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Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

Oh what a surprise, Rios is usually known to be such a pleasant and generous person . We should believe everything he says.
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Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

I wouldn't be surprised, then again with the drug use in sport that isn't surprising.

Then again cocaine is supposed to be a performing enchancing drug, and there are plenty of players on the tour guilty of using the Charlie.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

The one that always amuses me is when athletes get suspended for cannabis ... which is performance enhancing how exactly?!
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I just wanted to know if it is true so could someone from South America reply if the papers were reporting it? I do doubt it. I just want Rios to be healthy and not making false accusations. This would hurt him when he comes back.
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Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

I'd also like to say (with apologies to an Aussie comedian who made the same comment about an accusation that Hewitt might be juiced):

If Andre is on steroids then they're pretty crap steroids.

Plus, he's had 2 kids in about 2 years. Unlikely in a long term user.
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Yeah George like Mats was caught at RG 95 with it in his blood and denied it like a
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Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

Actually it goes back further than that Dirk. I know that Rios doesn't mind a bit of snow occasionally.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Oh how do you know that George? How could rios pass tests if he was doing coke? I sure hope some south american fan replies to this soon.
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If Andre is on steroids then they're pretty crap steroids.
It depends on what type of steroids they're taking and when they are taking them. They can be used to get over injuries quicker, or like Stanazol that strips away body fat and gets a person lean.

I mean when Korda got caught the sales of nandrolone should have gone down for sure, but they didn't.

Well Dirk if I told you how I knew, I would have to kill you. It's known that Rios doesn't mind the nasal candy.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1

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Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

For one thing Agassi shaves his head. Its not bald that I know of. So thats false proof right there. Andre's a very classy guy & one of my all time favorites, so it hurts that someone would say this!
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Oh what a surprise, Rios is usually known to be such a pleasant and generous person . We should believe everything he says.
I totally agree. For me, this is just an effort of Rios to get some limelight, since he hasn't been getting much attention lately, anyway. This just underlines his position as an enfant terrible, and I am sure he's more than pleased with that.

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