As most people know, the act of doping in professional sports is highly frowned upon. No one made that clearer this week, in the tennis world at least, than Andy Murray. No, Andy Murray isn’t the one who’s doping. He’s too concerned with recovering from his back injury and surgery that caused him to miss the latter part of this season.
Andy Murray spoke about the doping allegations of Viktor Troicki ad Marin Cilic, which ultimately led to their suspensions. Murray called them “unprofessional.” From an article by the Associated Press, found here on ESPN,
Troicki had an 18-month ban reduced to 12 months this week for skipping a blood test in April, though he provided a urine sample that was negative.
Cilic served a four-month ban after testing positive for a banned stimulant in May. He claimed he didn’t intend to ingest the substance, which was in a glucose tablet bought at a pharmacy.
Speaking to the BBC, Murray said there “almost has to be zero tolerance” for tennis to stay credible in public opinion.
The Wimbledon champion added: “Whether either player was intentionally cheating or not — we don’t know that, and I don’t think either of them are like that — but both of them were unprofessional.”