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It's basically the perfect summary of what many people think. People who deny it just want to stick their head in the sand, explain everything with 'talent, hard work and improved training methods' and look at you like you just committed blasphemy.
 
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eugenie bouchard, yeah, attractive, but take away the blonde hair you have an athlete with the bone structure of a male model that screams hormones rivened thru her veins, no doubt loads of exogenous androgens, and they can now me transported via creams and dermis and topical method
 
Not that it will make Bouchard feel better, but it seems likely that Serena Williams will not be playing tennis again.

As for Sharapova, I'm sure she will be right back to her doping ways and continue to hit those rocket groundstrokes. Now with Serena out of the way, maybe she can win a couple more slams before her own retirement. Keeping my fingers crossed!
 
Ugh, I watched the college lacrosse playoffs this weekend on ESPN and was subjected to a Serena commercial about 50 times. It was her smashing a ping pong ball so hard it broke a lamp. Ugh, for anyone aware of her doping, it was painful. :(
 
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A piece of tennis fiction but strongly claimed as based on the actualitè - "Brunt said that during his research “people in a position to know” told him that the use of performance-enhancing drugs was “prevalent” in tennis.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/sports/tennis/douglas-brunt-trophy-son.html?action=click&contentCollection=sports&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

The ITF's Miller remains in denial about the use of silent bans in tennis. Both the ITF and Wimbledon acted complicitly in going along with lies Cilic told to account for his sudden withdrawal from Wimbledon in 2013 after winning his first round match. He claimed a knee injury whereas he'd been caught doping. Wimbledon allowed all this nonsense about his knee to be published knowing full well it was a pack of lies. When Agassi was caught doping, the ATP hushed the matter up completely. Agassi wasn't even banned!
 
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Zebadeedee said:
A piece of tennis fiction but strongly claimed as based on the actualitè - "Brunt said that during his research “people in a position to know” told him that the use of performance-enhancing drugs was “prevalent” in tennis.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/sports/tennis/douglas-brunt-trophy-son.html?action=click&contentCollection=sports&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

The ITF's Miller remains in denial about the use of silent bans in tennis. Both the ITF and Wimbledon acted complicitly in going along with lies Cilic told to account for his sudden withdrawal from Wimbledon in 2013 after winning his first round match. He claimed a knee injury whereas he'd been caught doping. Wimbledon allowed all this nonsense about his knee to be published knowing full well it was a pack of lies. When Agassi was caught doping, the ATP hushed the matter up completely. Agassi wasn't even banned!
It's hilarious that the journalist who wrote that article is named Stewart Miller :lol:
 
Djokovic playing like a donkey....since parting with Becker he looks a totally different player. His pop out, staring, amphetamine eyes have gone and he looks out of breath after points.

Nice to see the Djokovic of old.....unlike the duracell rabbit we have seen for the past few dominating years.
 
It's impossible to take tennis seriously when the most obvious offenders (Serena Williams, Federer, Nadal) are being given a free pass.

Maybe I should stick to wrestling... at least they're up front about everything.
 
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DanielSong39 said:
It's impossible to take tennis seriously when the most obvious offenders (Serena Williams, Federer, Nadal) are being given a free pass.

Maybe I should stick to wrestling... at least they're up front about everything.
I grew up in the U.S. loving the WWF and while I don't watch WWE, I still appreciate the fact that everyone accepts it as entertainment, not sport. I choose to overlook the ongoing doping in cycling and just enjoy the spectacle, but it would still be nice to just see them ride cleanly.
 
Unfortunately even wrestling is tainted, and im not talking about the obvious fakeness. I actually really admire wrestlers since its possibly the hardest physical sport in the world and unlike actors who get 50 million takes at every scenes in their cushy studios, they have to perform the act 1 shot, while going from motel to motel.

But when it comes to the doping thing, Vince is a liar and a fraud. Lord knows how they got away with the steroid trials. And whats even worse, his daughter Steph then went and did a full paula radcliffe and compared the "persecution" of her father by the feds on the steroid thing with 9/11 :eek: :eek: :eek:

https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/3kk0v4/stephanie_mcmahon_comparing_vinces_steroid_trial/

* referring to paula radcliffe saying she was a victim of the Paris massacre in 2015 because evil people just like terrorists were accusing her of doping :cool:

Both of them scum.
 
I've not watched tennis for a while but caught the end of the Murray Vs. Nishikori match. I might be off base but Nishikori looked like what you might expect someone to be able to achieve with the usual level of grey area sportsperson preparation. His speed and ground game come at an expense of a monster serve, while the rest of the top guys seem to possess both. He's had to choose one or the other. Or is the general opinion that he's as bad as Murray, Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Wawrinka etc?
 
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King Boonen said:
I've not watched tennis for a while but caught the end of the Murray Vs. Nishikori match. I might be off base but Nishikori looked like what you might expect someone to be able to achieve with the usual level of grey area sportsperson preparation. His speed and ground game come at an expense of a monster serve, while the rest of the top guys seem to possess both. He's had to choose one or the other. Or is the general opinion that he's as bad as Murray, Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Wawrinka etc?
for what it's worth, Victor Conte claims to have worked with Michael Chang, Nishikori's current coach.
(also claims to have worked with Lendl, Rusedski, and Sharapova, all FWIW)
link: https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/victor-conte-and-doping-in-tennis-lendl-rusedski-chang-and-sharapova.443529/

More generally, I'd certainly not be surprised to learn that Nishikori dopes less than guys like Nadal, Fed, Djoker, and Murray. But I doubt it's a matter of morale or fair play ethics.

I'm very pessismistic about tennis and doping. I'd argue you won't get into the top hundred if you only do gray area stuff.
It's arguably one of the most competitive and physically demanding sports around. And not even talking about the rewards yet.

A grey area athlete reaching the semis of a slam only works if you think EPO, steroids and HGH do not make all the difference. I think they do.
 
I hope you enjoyed the latest exhibition.
Wawrinka's transformation has been one of the greatest ever seen in the sport; from outside the top ten to a 3-time (4-time?) Slam champion, starting from the age of 29!
Absolutely nothing needs to be said about Nadal.
 
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sniper said:
King Boonen said:
I've not watched tennis for a while but caught the end of the Murray Vs. Nishikori match. I might be off base but Nishikori looked like what you might expect someone to be able to achieve with the usual level of grey area sportsperson preparation. His speed and ground game come at an expense of a monster serve, while the rest of the top guys seem to possess both. He's had to choose one or the other. Or is the general opinion that he's as bad as Murray, Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Wawrinka etc?
for what it's worth, Victor Conte claims to have worked with Michael Chang, Nishikori's current coach.
(also claims to have worked with Lendl, Rusedski, and Sharapova, all FWIW)
link: https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/victor-conte-and-doping-in-tennis-lendl-rusedski-chang-and-sharapova.443529/

More generally, I'd certainly not be surprised to learn that Nishikori dopes less than guys like Nadal, Fed, Djoker, and Murray. But I doubt it's a matter of morale or fair play ethics.

I'm very pessismistic about tennis and doping. I'd argue you won't get into the top hundred if you only do gray area stuff.
It's arguably one of the most competitive and physically demanding sports around. And not even talking about the rewards yet.

A grey area athlete reaching the semis of a slam only works if you think EPO, steroids and HGH do not make all the difference. I think they do.
Fair enough, thanks for the answer.
 
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Who needs a senior tour when you have players well into their 30s consistently winning in a sport where players used to peak at 27-28 and retire at 30-31.

Most blatant dope fest since eastern european athletics in the 70s.
 
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tyson766 said:
Who needs a senior tour when you have players well into their 30s consistently winning in a sport where players used to peak at 27-28 and retire at 30-31.

Most blatant dope fest since eastern european athletics in the 70s.
Several players peaked and retired even earlier than that in the past. McEnroe peaked at age 20-25, retired at 33. Borg from 18-25, retired at 26. Connors and Lendl did peak a little later and had success in their late 20's and early 30's.

I mean, what we're seeing today is like watching a cartoon. But I should have guessed that after seeing Djokovic/Nadal/Murray/Federer run around for 5 hours and show no visible signs of fatigue during the match or in their next match a couple of days later.
 

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