Last dance, Andy
Join Date: Nov 2003
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Found this article. Last year, it was Federer and Flipper who were tested the most. Andy and Andre were tested 21 times last year.
Why can't all sports test our athletes like they do in tennis? That's one reason I like tennis so much. It's a relatively "clean" sport (unlike baseball, football, etc.)
TENNIS: Federer and Flip tested the most
MARK Philippoussis was among the most frequently drug-tested players in the world last season as the Victorian reclaimed a top-10 ranking.
The Wimbledon and US Open finalist completed drug tests on 19 occasions, including three blood scans collected for EPO analysis.
World No.*1 Roger Federer topped the tennis anti-doping program with French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero, both submitting to 23 tests, including out-of-competition scans.
US Open champion Andy Roddick, Australian Open winner Andre Agassi and former world No.*1 Carlos Moya all completed 21 tests.
Philippoussis topped the list of Australian players, leading the way from Todd Woodbridge (17), Wayne Arthurs (15) and Lleyton Hewitt, whose limited season meant he was scrutinised 14 times.
Philippoussis was tested in Indian Wells, Miami, Malmo and then – in an unbroken five-week sequence – in Rome, Hamburg, Paris, Queen's Club and at Wimbledon.
He was twice tested in Los Angeles, then Montreal and Cincinnati. The Williamstown serve-volleyer was then urine-tested during the Davis Cup semi-final and twice more during the final at Rod Laver Arena in November.
Philippoussis was blood-tested in Miami, Wimbledon and Los Angeles. A total of 12 Australian male players were tested last season.
Apart from Davis Cuppers Philippoussis, Woodbridge, Arthurs and Hewitt, doubles star Paul Hanley was tested 10 times.
Also compelled to participate in the tennis push to rid itself of the nandrolone controversy were Jaymon Crabb, Scott Draper, Josh Eagle and Chris Guccione.
Nathan Healey, Jordan Kerr, Peter Luczak and Joe Sirianni also were probed.
Agassi and French Open winner Albert Costa were both tested three times out of competition. Hewitt was the only Australian subject to off-site scanning with a November 19 test in Melbourne.
Hewitt was tested again last week at the Davis Cup tie in Adelaide, both in and out of competition.
Meanwhile, Greg Ruseski's positive test to banned steroid nandrolone came after a first-round loss to Queenslander Scott Draper in Indianapolis last year.
Rusedski, now facing a career-ending two-year suspension as an anti-doping tribunal in Montreal evaluates the Briton's evidence, had not been previously tested in five previous events, including Wimbledon. The Grand Slam Cup winner contested the French Open, Surbiton, Queen's Club, Nottingham and Wimbledon before playing Draper in the US in July.
"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."
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