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The name no one speaks...Puerta

Yes, Rafa did have an opponent last year. We all know what happened to him.
Since we are in the midst of making wild speculations about who's on "the juice", let's talk about the one who actually was.

Question: Did you suspect Puerta before his appearance in the finals last year? Why or why not?
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yes! the reason why? the quarter against canas... how they were playing at the end.. mario and tommy showed you play after such a time without dope...

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Mats Wilander mentioned him yesterday on Eurosport, but you're right. He is barely mentioned. No one is even mentioning him to talk about his ban, never mind the fact that he was in the final last year. It's easy in hindsight for people to say they suspected him, and thought it all along, but I didn't.
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when puerta makes the final of a slam the narc squad should be set up in the locker room for the second he steps of court
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yes! the reason why? the quarter against canas... how they were playing at the end.. mario and tommy showed you play after such a time without dope...
Lol, Canas. Almost like saying Juiced and Juiceder. Wonder if the same thing would have happened to Canas if he made the finals
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Mats Wilander mentioned him yesterday on Eurosport, but you're right. He is barely mentioned. No one is even mentioning him to talk about his ban, never mind the fact that he was in the final last year. It's easy in hindsight for people to say they suspected him, and thought it all along, but I didn't.
I'm surprised JMac hasn't mentioned him yet, although I suspect the closer we get to the Finals, he will say something. JMac likes controversy. He was the first to say Nadal used gamesmanship with the banana.
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Well the way things are going with all these alleged doping cases where it turns out to be the ATP screwing up... I'm sure Puerta will be back soon as well.
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No. Because the FO is famous for surprise runs.

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No. But I never liked him - he really bugs me. I'm definitely not misssing him.
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yes! the reason why? the quarter against canas... how they were playing at the end.. mario and tommy showed you play after such a time without dope...
Yeah that match really got me thinking aswell. although I did suspect Canas more than Puerta because he was more extreme with all the running he did in that match.
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A court reduced Cañas sentence because he was innocent (he was only a dumbass), so why do people still suspect that he doped for that match? :retard:

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Yeah I suspected something earlier in the tournament, Puerta has never played that way before and the Canas match was another indicatior.

He is a disgrace to the game and i'm glad no one is talking about him!
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Re: The name no one speaks...Puerta

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A court reduced Cañas sentence because he was innocent (he was only a dumbass), so why do people still suspect that he doped for that match? :retard:
Because lots of people here are biased dumbasses themselves Especially if the player in question happens to be from Argentina. I am still waiting for the apologies from people who bad-mouthed Cañas now he has been found innocent of wrong-doing, but somehow I think I will have a long wait. As for Puerta - he was one of my favourite players before and still remains so. His Appeal against sentence was last week - if the Cañas case is any indication it will take at least 5/6 months for any findings to be made public. I heard a rumour that he will be exonerated too - but we will have to wait and see.

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Because lots of people here are biased dumbasses themselves Especially if the player in question happens to be from Argentina. I am still waitng for the apologies from people who bad-mouthed Cañas now he has been found innocent of wrong-going - but somehow I think I will have a long wait.
Indeed.

Couldn't have said it any better.

And Mariano will be cleared just like Willy was.
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Indeed.

Couldn't have said it any better.

And Mariano will be cleared just like Willy was.
As I put in the edited version of my post - I have heard he will be - but that is ony a rumour and will take a very long time to be made public just as Cañas was. In the meantime, I just at all the the blinkered idiots mouthing off about "doper, scum" on GM and carry on regardless!!

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