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07/21/2016

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Clifford

Doping accusation.

Of course, I disagree. Federer is the only one of the big four who doesn`t exhibit what we`ve come to think of as the usual signs of doping. But so far his accomplishments have gone without some of the accusations leveled at Djokovic and Nadal. Maybe that`s because his career has followed a traditional, reasonable trajectory. He has not languished in the number three spot for years, until magically discovering a gluten-free diet to treat a gluten sensitivity that the medical establishment has called bullshit on years ago. He has not openly talked about using oxygen chambers for altitude training that WADA has identified as being contrary to the spirit of sport. He hasn`t had multiple, lengthy absences from the tour due to mysterious injuries that tend to miraculously disappear for the clay season. He does not look like a weightlifter who denies ever lifting weights. He hasn`t maintained professional relationships with doctors, coaches, or therapists with ties to doping activity. He hasn`t been evasive when asked about doping controls, and hasn`t questioned the competence or credibility of the professionals who administer the tests. The list could go on and on and on. I have no way of knowing whether or not the aging and (albeit slowly) fading Federer has ever doped, or is doping now, but I can certainly respond to Nadal and Djokovic fans who might level such an accusation his way: Pot, meet Kettle.

Bettyjane

Bravo!

Veglia

Congrats Clifford on winning this one!

alex

Kudos to Murphy!!

Dinesh

Retirement Announcement!

Ricke

Darn it!!!! I am too late again.... Okay how about this......Pregnancy Announcement?????

Bettyjane

LOL!

alex

ha ha ha !! TP like answer. Love it.

Alpha

Not that I believe it to be true, or that the question asks who will try it, but given TP's obsession with it -- "suicide attempt"

Tennis Planet

WINNER: CLIFFORD.

Was looking for HGH accusation but it's close enough.

HGH may build up connective tissue within muscles, at least in the short term. If these effects are real they “may promote resistance to injury or faster repair [but] would make the muscle no more capable of force generation”.

With the release of the Mitchell Report on December 13, 2007, 86 players were revealed to have used performance-enhancing drugs while playing in the Major Leagues. The report stated: "Players who use Human Growth Hormone apparently believe that it assists their ability to recover from injuries and fatigue".

Clifford

Thanks, TP- my first win for a skill-testing Wall of Fame contest!

Stella

bravo Clifford. Are you going to Roger's ( without Roger ) Cup

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