Jan-Lennard Struff fears some players could turn to banned substances



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Jan-Lennard Struff fears some players could turn to banned substances

German tennis star Jan-Lennard Struff admits he fears some players may turn to prohibited substances in order to enhance their recovery process and give themselves a better chance of wining. In recent years, there has been a lot of talk of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) being so strict and aggressive in their testing that it would be almost impossible for a player to take a prohibited substance and get away with it.

Struff, ranked at No. 34 in the world, has been on the Tour for over a decade now but he has never failed a test since becoming a professional tennis player in 2009. "Doping in tennis could have an effect, yes. In tennis it is about a quicker regeneration, more power and many more things.

Also there is so much money in the game, so there likely will be doping. I just dont know which kind of doping," Struff told Jannik Schneider on the Advantage-Podcast.

Struff, 29, appeared to be lifting his form and playing much better just before the ATP suspended the Tour because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The German ended his three-match losing streak in Dubai, where he made the quarterfinal before losing to world No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Struff then helped Germany book a place for the Davis Cup Finals as he won each of his two singles rubbers played against Belarus in a qualifying round tie.