This is from today's Argentine newspaper "Infobae" about Nico's comments supportig Mariano Puerta.http://www.infobae.com/notas/nota.ph...Seccion=100685
Mass˙ defends Ca˝as and Puerta.
The Chilean tennis player supportes his Argentine colleagues, considering that in spite of the doping issues, "they are great players and none of this takes anything away from what they have gained". And he attacks the Europeans and North Americans.
Before making his debut in the Desafi'o Telmex in Uruguay, the Chilean tennis player Nicolas Mass˙ endorses the Argentine tennis players affected by the cases of doping, assuring that "independently from the positive doping issues, they are great tennis players". Mass˙, who ended last year at Number 65 in the ATP ranking after a season of injuries and poor results, assured that the cases of Guillermo Ca˝as and Mariano Puerta "were a hard blow for South American tennis".
On this subject, he attacked the position taken by his European and North American colleagues: "I believe that they look at things in a different way and distrust those players. I saw that several criticised after the positives were confirmed ".
The Chilean said: "The Latin American players stand side by side, that is what we have to do". And in an nterview with the newspaper "Las Ultimas Noticias" he added, "I admire them like great tennis players, and independently of these positive issues they are still great tennis players. This does not dim them"