Rafa is again talking about the anti-doping schedule: Doping rules too strict.
“I am the first who wants a clean sport but the way [controls] are being done is, in my opinion, not right,” he said.
“It’s too much to have to say where you are every day of your life.”
Same issue he’s always talked about.
If an athlete fails to be in the specified location on three occasions in an 18-month period, they incur an automatic ban.
Malisse and Wickmayer were both given one-year bans by the Flemish Doping Tribunal in Belgium for falling foul of the rule.
They have both announced their intention to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, although Malisse said he may struggle to afford the costs involved.
Fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters described the punishments as “extremely harsh”.
Nadal added: “I’m always going to side with the players and defend the players.
“I have confidence in my colleagues and in other players. I always believe they’re clean. Until the results tell me otherwise, I’m going to defend my friends.”
The bans for the Belgian pair were announced shortly after Andre Agassi revealed in his autobiography that he tested positive for crystal meth in 1997 and lied to the ATP in order to escape a ban.
Yeah, coincidence much?