Nadal: Make my information public

Caught in the wake of public scrutiny, Rafael Nadal has asked officials to make all his drug test results available to the masses.

The Spaniard wrote to the International Tennis Federation asking for all his drug testing data to be made public.

“It can’t be free anymore in our tennis world to speak and to accuse without evidence,” wrote the 14-time grand slam winner.

“Please make all my information public, please make public my biological passport and my complete history of anti-doping controls and tests.

“From now on I ask you to communicate when I am tested, and the results, as soon as they are ready from your labs.

“I believe we have to continue with the fight against doping and make the fight stronger and better if possible.

“As a player, at first an amateur and then a professional, I have been sure our sport is clean. It is necessary that our sport becomes a flagship in a world where transparency and honesty are two pillars of our conduct and way of living.”

Earlier this year, Nadal took legal action against former French government minister Roselyne Bachelot who claimed the superstars seven month injury layoff in 2012 was “probably due to a positive doping test…”.

Nadal is currently on a ten match winning streak and has won back-to-back clay court titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

Meanwhile, the ITF confirmed they received the King of Clay’s letter.

“The ITF has received a letter from Rafael Nadal that includes a request to release his personal test results under the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP),” it said in a statement.

“The ITF can confirm that Mr. Nadal has never failed a test under the TADP and has not been suspended at any time for an anti-doping rule violation (or for any other reason related to the TADP).

“Mr. Nadal, as all other players who are subject to the TADP, has access to his anti-doping records through WADA’s ADAMS database and is free to make them available. The accuracy of any such release would be verified by the ITF.”

 

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