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Old 12-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #15235
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Originally Posted by Crisstti View Post
He's not complaining about the WADA agent watching. He saying that by watching the player give the sample they should already be able to see if he has anything on him, making the 360 thing unnecessary.
Originally Posted by Crisstti View Post
I'm sure they can. But just how could the testers not notice if the player was taking the urine out of anywhere but their own penis?. That's what Nadal is saying there, and I do not see how could the testers possibly not be able to notice that by watching the player give the sample.
Reading this (came here to see if there was any news about Nadal's training etc) a couple of things.

First, I don't get it. It seems like his complaining is nitpicking. I mean isn't the real embarrassment someone looking at your penis? If you can take that I don't get why you would object to having to turn around. Even if it is not needed, that alone isn't a reason to object. Does it cause any additional humiliation? Maybe it does for Rafa, but I really don't get why. He's ok with a guy looking at his junk but he doesn't want to turn around. Eh?

Second, there probably is a reason for turning around. You could (believe it or not) have a false bladder with a tube running along your penis with some putty or whatever covering it up, disguised as your normal skin. It would probably be harder to hide the bladder if you are not wearing a shirt and your pants are down and you do a full 360 turn. I know it's embarrassing standing naked in front of a stranger, but you know that's the price to pay if you're a multi millionare sportsman (same as getting woken up at 6.30. You know i'll take that slight inconvenience for several million) and there are times when you just have to accept it. I mean you go to the doctor cos you have a lump on your testicle - he's going to not only look at your privates but PHYSICALLY examine you. And given the possibility of doping and using prosthetics, players are lucky they don't get physically examined. Yes it wouldn't be nice, but you're earning millions and could be cheating your way to that money. You have to sometimes have that downside to life, ordinary people have to go through things more uncomfortable so just accept it..

Having said that I do think they should give a proper explanation to Nadal about why they need him to do a 360 turn. If you have a rule you should be able to explain it officially.
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