James Blake fears there is still doping in tennis

August 28, 2012

ATP Tennis News, Interviews

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

James Blake has confessed that he feels there may still be some doping happening in tennis. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

James Blake set tongues wagging and raised eyebrows yesterday during his press conference after his first round victory against Lukas Lacko as he confessed that he does not trust some of his colleagues when it comes down to the illegal use of performance enhancing drugs

During the press conference in New York, he spoke about his views on doping in tennis.

“I’m sure that in tennis there are guys who cheat. But I hope that you do everything to find out who are fighting for this system. With all this money involved people seek shortcuts to win easily, but the authorities are doing a good job. Sure, sometimes it’s annoying having to get up at six in the morning to pee in a container, but it’s their job.”

I am not sure how the rest of his colleagues may feel about the bold statement he has made despite not directly insinuating any names…

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including www.tennisgrandstand.com, www.worldtennismagazine.com, www.tennisbloggers.com, www.tennisscoop.co.uk and www.olympictennis.net. Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website www.tennisnewsviews.com where you can read her reports. She can be reached at lburrows@internationalpress.com or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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