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Canas will be back soon!

NyGeL
08-25-2006, 06:18 AM
a WC to him is confirmed at Belem's Challenger (Clay).

Mistaflava
08-25-2006, 06:24 AM
Nobody cares. He shouldn't be allowed back. He's a cheating piece of shit.

Action Jackson
08-25-2006, 06:24 AM
Nobody cares. He shouldn't be allowed back. He's a cheating piece of shit.

I am surprised you would say such a thing.

Action Jackson
08-25-2006, 06:31 AM
For these people who can't accept that he is back. If the CAS did not think it was worthy to reduce his suspension, then they would have not done so.

The verdict


http://www.itftennis.com/antidoping/news/newsarticle.asp?id=16515

Court of Arbitration for Sport reduces suspension of Guillermo Canas to 15 months
Lausanne, 23 May 2006 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has partially upheld the appeal filed by the Argentinean tennis player, Guillermo Cañas, against the decision of the Anti-doping Tribunal of the ATP Tour of 7 August 2005.

The Tribunal of the ATP Tour found that Guillermo Cañas tested positive for the prohibited substance hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) at the ATP tournament “Abierto Mexicano de Tenis” in Acapulco, Mexico on 21 February 2005. As a consequence, the Tribunal of the ATP Tour disqualified the Player from the Acapulco tournament and suspended him for a period of two years, effective from 11 June 2005. Furthermore, the Tribunal ordered the disqualification of the Player from the competitions he took part in between 21 February 2005 and 11 June 2005, with the exception of Roland Garros, a tournament during which he tested negative.

The Player filed an appeal with the CAS on 29 August 2005 to request the annulment of the ATP Tour decision. This matter was submitted to a panel composed of Ms Maidie Oliveau (USA), President, Mr Christopher Campbell (USA) and Mr Yves Fortier (Canada). The parties, their representatives and witnesses were heard by the Panel at a hearing in New York on 19 and 20 January 2006.

On the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties, the Panel of arbitrators found that the Player ingested a medication called “Rofucal”, delivered to him by the tournament staff in Acapulco although the tournament doctor prescribed a different medication for him. G.Cañas took the medication he received without reviewing the content of the box, even though he knew that the medication had been through several hands before being delivered to him. The Panel noted also that the doping control form completed by the Player did not list the medication prescribed by the tournament doctor.

The Panel considered that the Player was entitled to rely on the expertise of independent medical staff provided by the organisers of the Acapulco tournament. The arbitrators also emphasised the fact that a mistake in the delivery of the medication was made not by the Player, but rather by the tournament staff. However, the Panel considered that the Player had a duty of utmost caution after visiting the tournament doctor to ascertain whether the medication received was indeed the medication prescribed by the doctor.

In conclusion, the Panel was of the opinion that the negligence committed by the Player was not significant and decided that his period of ineligibility should be reduced by nine months, from two years to fifteen months. The suspension of G. Cañas which started on 11 June 2005 will come to end on 10 September 2006. In addition, the Panel decided that other than with respect to the Acapulco tournament, none of the results achieved by G.Canãs before 11 June 2005 should be disqualified.

Mistaflava
08-25-2006, 06:36 AM
I am surprised you would say such a thing.


why?

ufokart
08-25-2006, 06:38 PM
That's great, i'm happy for him :yeah:

Despite the veredict it's surprising to still find people calling him a cheat :rolleyes:

RickDaStick
08-25-2006, 06:48 PM
why?

i think he was being sacastic genius

Aguante_el_Gato
08-25-2006, 06:59 PM
That's great, i'm happy for him :yeah:

Despite the veredict it's surprising to still find people calling him a cheat :rolleyes::yeah: People often don't want to read ;)

marti_228
08-25-2006, 07:40 PM
Good luck Willy!

fenomeno2111
08-25-2006, 08:37 PM
Willy!!!!!!!! I'm so glad that he'll be back!

Rex
08-25-2006, 09:28 PM
he is a good player, i would certainly hope he knows he has done wrong so that he ......well.....obviuosly doesnt cheat again.

Blue Heart24
08-25-2006, 10:09 PM
Oh yea? I don't care....Those Argentines are cheaters.....

marti_228
08-25-2006, 10:57 PM
Why do Croats HATE Argentines??
I think I´ve never heard one saying something nice about one of our players.
Is it because of the DC? Or what?
It's not only with Cañas or Puerta but also with Nalbandian, Coria and others.

keqtqiadv
08-25-2006, 10:59 PM
GL :yeah:

LaTenista
08-25-2006, 11:04 PM
:bounce: He has to start all over again since he doesn't have an entry ranking now. Buena suerte chico.

ASP0315
08-25-2006, 11:39 PM
Good to see him back. :) I hope ATP gives him some WC's into IS tournaments.
:bounce: He has to start all over again since he doesn't have an entry ranking now. Buena suerte chico.

He has an entry ranking. Did you read the article completely. On the last line it says that that points that are taken away from him from April to June are given back. That means he will have ranking of about 160 or 170.

LaTenista
08-26-2006, 12:36 AM
Good to see him back. :) I hope ATP gives him some WC's into IS tournaments.


He has an entry ranking. Did you read the article completely. On the last line it says that that points that are taken away from him from April to June are given back. That means he will have ranking of about 160 or 170.

Yes I read it and you only have a ranking if you've played in the last 52 weeks - which Willie hasn't since June 2005 was more than 52 weeks ago. Unless they are changing the ATP rules just for him.

trulliscorpion
08-26-2006, 12:45 AM
Out of the people who keep saying Argentines are cheats, who believe their own half-assed pre-idealized assumptions are much more valuable than the official ones that are analyzed for months with gathered evidences by the specialists, most seem to be Croat.

Hm mm.
2006 Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinal Argentina 3 Croatia 2

Enough said.


Geez, on this Message Board you can't talk about any player, because if you say any single word that slightly resembles good / bad words about him the haters / lovers will jump you Ben Thatcher-like.

On-Topic, I'm glad Canas is back and I wish him good luck,

Bilbo
08-26-2006, 12:47 AM
Willy :yeah:

Varya
08-26-2006, 01:07 AM
Welcome back!! Willy:D

musefanatic
08-26-2006, 01:40 AM
GeorgeWHitler- Thank you for posting the article, helped me understand the whole situation, before i read it, I just thought 'dirty cheat' but now i realise that wasn't the case :)

ufokart
08-26-2006, 01:56 AM
Oh yea? I don't care....Those Argentines are cheaters.....

:haha: :haha:
That was funny :)
:rolleyes:


GeorgeWHitler- Thank you for posting the article, helped me understand the whole situation, before i read it, I just thought 'dirty cheat' but now i realise that wasn't the case

I'm glad you had the time and the will to read the veredict and reconsider your position :)
Not like some other people...:rolleyes:

Jorbaty
09-10-2006, 08:15 PM
He faces venezuelan Medina in Belem's challenger, in Brazil. He could play Marcos Daniel (1) in round 2.

His WC for Bucharest was denied, so he decided to play challengers in South America.

Action Jackson
09-10-2006, 08:17 PM
Yes, he is back on tour as of tomorrow Brazilian time and is playing in Belem.

njnetswill
09-10-2006, 08:30 PM
Will tournaments hesistate to give him WCs because of his doping?

marti_228
09-10-2006, 08:43 PM
Will tournaments hesistate to give him WCs because of his doping?


I really don't know but he has more or less his schedule for the rest of the year. He then will play the Petrobras' Challengers and some other around Latin America I think. He is expecting to enter directly to AO so he will play some tounaments before it.

Conita
09-10-2006, 08:53 PM
mm hope he doesnt mess it up again!
this return is pretty interesting, well gd luck anyways

btw whats the situation with puerta?

Blue Heart24
09-10-2006, 09:22 PM
Why do Croats HATE Argentines??
I think I´ve never heard one saying something nice about one of our players.
Is it because of the DC? Or what?
It's not only with Cañas or Puerta but also with Nalbandian, Coria and others.

Because of Nalbandian! and his behaving in Zagreb!and because of Dc!you took advantage when Mario was injured! :mad: !!!!But,Ivan kicked Nalbo's ass!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :banana: :banana: :banana: :rocker2: :rocker2: :music:

Blue Heart24
09-10-2006, 09:24 PM
ps. i like Coria!!and a little bit Calleri!

*Ljubica*
09-10-2006, 09:31 PM
mm hope he doesnt mess it up again!
this return is pretty interesting, well gd luck anyways

btw whats the situation with puerta?
Puerta is free to play again from June next year. He still has not decided if he wants to return to tennis though, as he is approaching 30 and it will be a long, hard road back to the top. Don't think he is as fit as Cañas and it will be harder for him to regain match fitness etc.

marti_228
09-10-2006, 09:44 PM
Sábado 9 de setiembre de 2006
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"Empiezo una nueva lucha"

A los 28 años, y tras cumplir una sanción de 15 meses por un caso de doping, Guillermo Cañas reiniciará su carrera; será la semana próxima, en Brasil

En el Vilas Club, la tarde transcurre sin prisa, bajo un sol que deja avanzar las horas con retazos de calor. Guillermo Cañas sabe que esta calma durará muy poco. La semana próxima, en el challenger de Belem, en Brasil, regresará al circuito profesional tras cumplir una sanción de 15 meses por dar positivo de un diurético en Acapulco. Un episodio que incluyó una reducción de nueve meses -la pena original era de dos años-, porque la Corte Arbitral del Deporte (CAS) entendió que, por un error involuntario, ingirió otro remedio del que se le había recetado. A los 28 años, empezará su carrera de nuevo, sin puntos en el ranking, tras ser suspendido cuando era el número 8 del mundo.

-Ahora que falta tan poco, ¿cuáles son tus sensaciones?

-Me siento bien. Pensaba que estaría un poco más nervioso, después de tanto tiempo, pero me entrené mucho, jugaba todos los días, practicaba con (José) Acasuso, con (Juan) Mónaco, con (Mariano) Zabaleta... Todo eso me dio más motivación.

-¿Hay un ansia de revancha?

-No, lo que más me impulsa es volver a estar ahí, entre los diez mejores. Sé que puedo y quiero demostrármelo a mí mismo.

-Es difícil regresar y jugar ya como un top ten. ¿Cuánto tiempo necesitás para volver a tener ese nivel?

-No sé respecto del ranking, pero en cuanto al juego, no me siento tan lejos. No estoy jugando el mismo tenis que hace 15 meses; ése era el mejor momento de mi carrera, pero sí creo que estoy jugando muy bien.

-¿Hay alguna meta en el ranking?

-La idea es terminar dentro de los 20 primeros a fines de 2007. Por ahí demora menos, pero también sé que a veces no se arranca como uno lo espera. Para fin de año, lo ideal sería estar cerca del puesto 100°. Pero es un sueño, porque voy a jugar torneos muy chicos . Si me pongo una exigencia alta, quiero llegar a estar 100° para entrar directamente en el próximo Abierto de Australia, aunque tengo solamente dos meses y medio para intentarlo.

-En 2000 estuviste cinco meses sin jugar por una lesión en la muñeca izquierda; en 2003, te operaste la muñeca derecha y paraste ocho meses. ¿Cómo se compara este regreso con los anteriores?

-La última vez no esperaba que me fuera tan bien, pero se dio así; cuando tuve la primera lesión tardé mucho en recuperarme. Pero ahora empiezo una nueva lucha, con una humildad gigante para vivir momentos que pasé hace diez años y jugar torneos chicos. En eso, es igual a los otros regresos; lo diferente es el miedo. Antes pasaba más por lo físico, ahora está esa inseguridad de volver al circuito grande, pero es algo que siempre está y hay que superarla.

-¿Sentís que te tocó cumplir una pena grande por un error mínimo?

-Creo que pagué una sanción muy, muy grande por algo que no considero un error. Confié en un médico de la ATP y eso era lo que correspondía; es cierto que no chequeé el medicamento, pero era la manera en que se manejaba el torneo. Fue una pena grande, y hubo una lucha enorme para encontrar la verdad.

-Las rebajas en tu sanción y en la de Mariano Puerta, ¿marcan errores en los procedimientos antidoping?

-No sé, son casos distintos. El mío fue especial, porque hubo cambios grandes después de que me sancionaron. Para empezar, fue el último que manejó la ATP, porque después le pasó el control a la Federación Internacional (FIT). Fue el último caso que tuvo el inventor de este sistema, que era Richard Ings, con una suspensión de dos años, la primera para un top ten; era como que había que dar una sanción y no buscar la verdad de lo que pasó. Después, la CAS me devolvió todos los puntos, aunque ahora no me sirvan, y me regresó la plata que me pedían en la primera sanción. Más allá de que la sanción no era lo que esperaba en cuanto al tiempo, en todo lo demás se me dio la razón.

-¿Qué fue lo más difícil en estos 15 meses?

-Muchas cosas: no poder hacer lo que me gusta, que es jugar al tenis; no poder entrar y compartir un torneo con mi novia (María Emilia Salerni), ir a un estadio o ver una Copa Davis, ni siquiera entrar al Vilas, mi club desde hace diez años, cuando se jugó un challenger... Son cosas que me marcaron mucho.

-En este tiempo, ¿pensaste qué ibas a hacer cuando dejes el tenis?

-Me encantaría seguir ligado al tenis, como entrenador o en otra cosa, pero hoy sólo pienso en volver a pisar una cancha y en salir a ganar. Siento que puedo jugar cuatro o cinco años más.

7 challengers jugará Cañas en su vuelta al tour: Belem, Gramado (Brasil), Quito, Medellín, Bogotá, Montevideo, Aracajú y la Copa Petrobras, en Buenos Aires

Por José Luis Domínguez
De la Redacción de LA NACION

No way I'm going to translate it. But he says he has been training with Acasuso,Mnaco, Zabaleta so he is in good form and really wants to play again. His goal is to finish in the top 20 by the end of 2007. Also Cañas says he wants to play other 4 or 5 years and after retirement he wants to be related to tennis as a coach or something else.