Briant_Gumble wrote:Hewitt's criticism's aren't as strong as Murray's a couple of years back but anyone who criticises the drug testing in a sport with testing as inept as tennis is very suspicious.
The financial loss alone from every time he loses to Nadal would make calls for more stringent testing worth it.
“Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves Moriarty? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”
Dear Wiggo wrote:In the middle of the match? Letting the locals get tested first? Sounded more like a calculated BS tactic to unsettle the opposing players to me.
Can you imagine stopping a TdF stage mid-race to do dope testing? I realise there are stoppages in tennis already, but this particular incident seems ridiculous to me.
Briant_Gumble wrote:Was it directly in the middle of the match or in the middle of the tie?
I thought it was in the middle of the tie as in on the second day of three at night time when usually they only test at the end of the third.
If it was one set all and they took them away to be tested that would be a legitimate grievance.
sittingbison wrote:I think there is some confusion here dear wiggo.
The Davis Cup as a whole is considered a "match", not the five individual matches. I think the testing was between the doubles (match 3) and the reverse singles (matches 4 and 5).
I dont think they stopped Hewitts match after the second set and asked him to pee in a cup