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Troicki banned 18 months for violation
« on: July 25, 2013, 06:50:49 PM »
He refused to supply ITF with a blood sample. He said he refused because he wasn't feeling well.

Troicki is 27.

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Re: Troicki banned 18 months for violation
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 09:14:08 PM »
Dagnabbit!!! :ranting:
Another stain on the sport. :(
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Re: Troicki banned 18 months for violation
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 09:27:47 PM »
He refused to supply ITF with a blood sample. He said he refused because he wasn't feeling well.

Troicki is 27.

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He'll have plenty of time to "feel" better now. 

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Re: Troicki banned 18 months for violation
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 11:49:44 PM »
18 months? Troicki is a small fish. kinda strange, it's not like he was winning anything.

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Re: Troicki banned 18 months for violation
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 03:44:55 AM »
http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/07/troicki-hit-18-month-ban-doping-violation/48511/#.UfIzk23GsfE

Quite harsh if he really was clean. But the rules should be written so that there wouldn't be unclear situations where a player doesn't give a doping sample even though he should give.

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Re: Troicki banned 18 months for violation
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 06:45:43 AM »
Well, he refused because he wasn't feeling well, or because he recently did something that would not allow him to pass the test?
It becomes a he said she said question that the authorities can't ignore. They have error on the side of caution and assume he's lying.
But I would amend the rules to allow a player to not take the test due to illness for a certain period of time. Maybe a day or two. Give him another opportunity to take the test the next day or something.

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Re: Troicki banned 18 months for violation
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013, 07:10:51 AM »
18 months ban for this is ridiculous. He refused because he was ill and he had a phobia of needles (I have it too), and the combination of factors could have been too much for him. So he sent someone to send a letter to the blood test doctor. Looks like this could have been a miscommunication.

They blood tested Troicki the next day and he was clean. I'm sure he will be clean now too.

Besides, if he doped that day, why would he lose to Nieminen 1 and 2? :rofl_2:

I wonder what Novak has to say about this. He is Troicki's best friend after all
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Re: Troicki banned 18 months for violation
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2013, 08:53:30 AM »
Some drugs can be cleared out of the system or masked by the next day.
 
Excuses can't be accepted, it's just part of the rules and Troicki knows that.