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    Puerta - Banned For 8 Years

    Yeah right, this isn't the 70s when the players actually were concerned for the state of the game. No cause is big enough for todays' players to sacrifice their ranking/bank account for another. I'm sure they could care less about Puerta.
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    Puerta is Being Crucified As A Scapegoat

    Fee: Karatantcheva told a Bulgarian news agency she was not informed of the test result and denied appearing before the panel. "I am shocked,'' Karatantcheva told the agency. "I have not appeared before judges of the international federation.'' But remember what Puerta said after "L'equipe"...
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    Fed to win just 1 slam in 2006!

    Mr. Topspin: "As well as the fact that RG and Wimbledon are closer in the schedule than in years gone by." Wimbledon has always started exactly 2 weeks after the French ended(at least in the Open era) So Borg didn't have any more time to prepare than Fed,Nadal, etc. And he never played a...
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    Pros who changed their service strategy

    Swan Song, he played the best tennis of his career, results-wise with this racquet. So what if his % was higher in '89 or '92, he was not a better player then compared to '96/'97. I don't agree that his volleys or groundstrokes weren't as fluid in '97, regardless. Bottomline, he was winning...
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    Pros who changed their service strategy

    Perhaps, but do you really think it negatively affected his results? He was #2 in '96 & #3 in '97 using this racquet.
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    Pros who changed their service strategy

    I don't think Agassi's 2nd serve is a liability. He gets good kick on it & its not like anyone's teeing off on it. A very underated part of his game. As far as Chang goes, when he made that switch(to a longer racquet) he had the best year of his career(ending '96 at #2) he ended '97 at #3. I...
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    What back to back combination of majors has most prestige?

    No thread is safe from you two, huh? Are you going to hijack the Puerta thread next?
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    Puerta - Banned For 8 Years

    Jack, I'm not sure that Puerta is just guilty of "being stupid." The explanation he provided sounds like a joke. I know nothing about testing, but I can't imagine a few drops(his wife drank her meds & left the glass empty, right?) mixed with water would be enough for a positive. Plus they only...
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    Puerta - Banned For 8 Years

    The Canas suspension was justified. There is no way a diuretic would be present in a healthy individual except for masking purposes. It is not present in any cold medications. Also his claims were absurd-he said was taking cold medication(but he didn't tell the dude taking the urine samples, who...
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    Puerta - Banned For 8 Years

    In his defense, Puerta claims the etilefrine entered his system when he unknowingly drank from a glass his wife, Sol, had used. Mrs. Puerta testified she has taken etilefrine, which can be purchased in Argentina and Spain over the counter without a prescription, since about the age of 15. She...
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    Which website is good for tennis trivia?

    tennis28.com Karlovic had 55 aces in his 1st Round match at Wimbledon this year(& lost)
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    Puerta - Banned For 8 Years

    The three-man tribunal said the drug apparently came from effortil, a medication Puerta's wife takes for hypertension. "We accept on the balance of probabilities that the player's contamination with effortil was inadvertent," said the ITF tribunal, which met Dec. 6-7. "The amount of...
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    Sesil Karatantcheva Drug Test Claim

    check out the puerta thread for the latest: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=77068&page=2
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    Sesil Karatantcheva Drug Test Claim

    L'Equipe was right about Puerta.
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    Spadea's book has dirt on Blake, Roddick, Richard Williams

    I doubt Torrey was kidding. That was just a cover for getting shot down. I think it's bad form to dish on Roddick. Those "models" wouldn't have been anywhere near Vince without Roddick around. Looks like Vince thinks Nadal may be peaking early-4 slams?
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