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Old 02-07-2013, 08:34 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by cc0509 View Post
Are you serious? The ATP does not want to catch and expose its dopers, the sport would be ruined because doping is surely rampant at the top of tennis as it is in other professional sports. You would have a domino effect happen like you did in cycling where cyclist after cyclist was exposed as a doper. Was there one clean cyclist at the top? Better to look the other way and let the dopers dope and make sure none of it comes out publicly (aside from the odd low tier player whom they can afford to sacrifice as a doper) and let the sport prosper.
Exactly. Again, look at cycling. After the doping scandals were exposed, its popularity plummeted.

No ATP president wants to be the one standing on a podium and telling the public that one of the top guys, with millions of followers, who brings in millions of dollars, is a cheat.

Forget the scandal etc. just put yourself in the ATP president's shoes and think about whether you want to even be anywhere near that press conference. Heck, I think many people would have a heart attack before the PC even begins.

Human nature would drive you to try and kill it quietly if possible.
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