Tennis - In the wake of recent doping scandals involving world no. 15 Marin Cilic and former world no. 12 Viktor Troicki, several players have been asked about the issue of doping in tennis during the ongoing Citi Open in Washington and here is what a few off them had to say.
American John Isner, the winner in Atanta last week, commented, "Tennis does a good job of testing from my experience. Tennis as a whole, I do feel, our sport is clean. As far as talk in the locker room, there hasn't been any at all.
These situations are unfortunate. I don't know what to think of it. I will side on their (players') side. We'll see how it plays out. To hear the ATP or WADA doesn't educate enough, I don't think that's the case.
I think the ATP does a good job informing us what we can and can't take." Former world no. 7 Mardy Fish commented, "Our doping system is extremely tough. We do get updates. We get a lot of information. There are things constantly coming through e-mails about player regulations, regulated substances.
There are a lot of things that we can't take that we don't understand but might mask something. My trainer and I take it very seriously. I ask him about everything that goes in." Australian Bernard Tomic commented, "It's very strange how it can happen.
As a player myself, it's very weird and strange to see these things happen. It's strange, but it's their issue."