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Offline pawan89

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Re: Cilic fails doping test from Munich (April)!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2013, 02:39:10 PM »
For crap like this, I'd slap him with a fine and put him on double secret probation. Go to more frequent testing and a 2 strike rule. If he F's up a second time, slap him with an excessive ban. I just can't get worked up over this supplement/high glucose crap.


on the topic of silent bans:

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Whether we know the whole story here or not, though, it isn’t too early to talk about the ramifications of the “silent ban” concept. Cilic may have been given one, as well as a more lenient sentence, because he co-operated with the ITF and withdrew from Wimbledon, and because officials believed it was a minor, explainable offense. It's said that a member of Cilic’s team went to a Munich pharmacy and bought glucose which had a warning label for athletes on it, and which Cilic failed to read. (For the record, according to the ITF’s testing summary for 2012, Cilic was tested "7+" times in competition and 4-6 times out of competition—that's more than the 1-3 out-of-competition tests taken by Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic, and less than the 7+ administered to Rafael Nadal.)

I understand not announcing positive tests until the player has been found guilty of an offense or admitted to it. And I understand lessening a sentence due to mitigating circumstances or cooperation, though a short ban would be hard to justify so soon after Viktor Troicki’s 18-month suspension for missing a test. But the damaging part of this story, if it’s true, is that Cilic may have made up an injury to his left knee when he withdrew from Wimbledon after finding about his positive test.

The “silent ban” has long been a favorite fallback for doping conspiracy theorists, something that's mentioned when virtually any player is sidelined for an extended period. Nadal even had to deny that he had served one to a reporter when his seven-month hiatus ended in February. The suspicion is that the sport needs to punish cheaters, but doesn't want to undermine its credibility with the public. Now, in light of the Cilic report, there’s more reason to believe the conspiracy-minded. Whether his situation constitutes a silent ban, or whether a positive test and suspension is eventually made public, it’s probably only a slight exaggeration to say that every injury claim in the immediate future will be greeted with some degree of skepticism. What else, I’ve already caught myself wondering, didn’t we know about at this year’s Wimbledon? Was it really as “weird” as we thought?


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Re: Cilic fails doping test from Munich (April)!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2013, 03:56:58 PM »
whatever (if) he was using, it didn't really work out. I assume if you were doping you would win something, get your rankings up ... 

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Re: Cilic fails doping test from Munich (April)!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2013, 06:27:06 PM »
whatever (if) he was using, it didn't really work out. I assume if you were doping you would win something, get your rankings up ...
Dude has got the game to be a SOLID top tenner/slam contender.
Resorting to any sort of doping is a cope out in my opinion.
Better coaching.
Max fitness.
More commitment to excellence.
These are but a few avenues that could yield dramatic results for a player who has yet to realize their true potential.
Witness Andy (not Roddick).
He is starting to put the pieces together and he's not done yet.
Plenty of room for improvement in his game without resorting to short cuts.
My .02. :))
CONK da ball!!!

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Re: Cilic fails doping test from Munich (April)!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2013, 04:38:49 PM »
Those that are doping take out of players that are not doping.I always liked Cilic in the past,but has he knackered some clean tennis players progress?when i think on these lines it piss me off.