Nick Kyrgios throws wild shade on Simona Halep following four-year doping ban

Kyrgios suggests there is a good reason why some players get a doping ban.

by Dzevad Mesic
Nick Kyrgios throws wild shade on Simona Halep following four-year doping ban
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Nick Kyrgios called out Simona Halep and also hit back at Maria Sakkari's claims that the methods used by the anti-doping authorities are becoming "scary." After the independent tribunal handed Halep a four-year doping ban from tennis, Sakkari suggested players do not have full trust in the ITIA and their handling of potential doping cases. "Ehhhh not really lol, I run on bananas and coke cola in 5 set battles.

And my record in them speaks for itself. Maybe players should just stop taking shady s--- look yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and say yep I did it right. Not hard," Kyrgios said.

Kyrgios calls out Halep: I'd have 5 Slams if I was using similar things

One fan asked Kyrgios: "What is your record, have you won a slam, No, Have you won a 1000 no, have you participated in the ATP Finals, have you had an Olympic medal No.

What record are you talking about?" Kyrgios strongly responded: "I’d imagine if I was taking similar things to be banned for 4 years I’d have about 5 slams. Potato."

Another fan wrote to Kyrgios: "You an idiot! Halep didn't took that substance willingly + the amount didn't enhance performance to a degree where it can affect a match!" Kyrgios bluntly responded: "Ok so why did she get banned for 4 years then?" The Halep case has drawn lots of attention since it was first announced in 2022 October.

Over the last 11 months, two-time Grand Slam champion Halep has received lots of support and many fans remain convinced that the Romanian is innocent in her case. After being handed a four-year doping ban, Halep highlighted this is not the end of her fight. Instead, Halep is planning on taking her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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