Originally Posted by big ted
this is interesting because there seems to be an article in the news almost everyday about a top player urging there to be more tests and more thorough ones and at the same time they all say 'from what i know tennis is a pretty clean sport'. so if they think its so clean why are they pushing for more testing??
Even if a player were convinced he were the only clean member of the tour, he'd have to be incredibly stupid to say so.
Although more recently, the players are saying that it's the only way to be sure tennis is clean, which is a bit of a shift, but falls short of saying they think it's dirty.
Also, even if they are convinced tennis is totally clean, they will have noticed that some other people don't think it's clean, so it's perfectly reasonable that they'd like to protect themselves from accusations of cheating.