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aphex
06-19-2009, 12:46 AM
...is proven for a tennis player...what happens then?

say one of two players who was in the final of an event wins but is later proved to have used
steroids, is the trophy automatically handed to his opponent?

what happens in other sports?

THESEXPISTOL
06-19-2009, 12:51 AM
...is proven for a tennis player...what happens then?

say one of two players who was in the final of an event wins but is later proved to have used
steroids, is the trophy automatically handed to his opponent?

what happens in other sports?

Yeah, the steroid user is desqualified and the title & trophy goes to the 2nd.
That is very usual in cycling and athletism.
But it can very fustrating for the 2nd because the glory went all to the cheater in the ceremonies..

aphex
06-19-2009, 12:53 AM
Yeah, the steroid user is desqualified and the title & trophy goes to the 2nd.
That is very usual in cycling and athletism.
But it can very fustrating for the 2nd because the glory went all to the cheater in the ceremonies..

yeah but cycling is different cause it's not a tournament...in tennis, the user
beat someone in the semis, quarters etc...

THESEXPISTOL
06-20-2009, 08:39 AM
yeah but cycling is different cause it's not a tournament...in tennis, the user
beat someone in the semis, quarters etc...

I guess that if is discovered before the next match the loser will take his place. If he already played against others and won, the last one that he won will play next round as Lucky Loser. This presuming that the steroid user has been discovered during the tournament.
If he's only discovered in the end everything remains the same but everyone walks up one position in the final rank of the tour. If he won it then the 2nd will be 1st.

dh003i
06-20-2009, 10:01 AM
If it's proven, it really ought to result in life-long ban from the sport.

It isn't as simple as simply giving the trophy to the other person in the final. What about all of the guys the cheater beat? You'd have an entirely different draw, as all of those results are invalid. Heck, someone didn't get to play because that guy cheated; so the money he earned from the tournaments where he cheated shouldn't be his to keep either.

Lets say that player Y plays Z in he finals. Y is later found out to have used steroids and other immediate performance enhancers for his SF against player X. So now, we have a case where player X should ave been the one in the finals. But the trophy is given to player Z. Player X has just cause for complaint as well.

Tennis isn't like cycling, where it's easy to say who would've won had not one guy cheated.

The fact is, it should have been a player X vs. Z final.