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World of Sport

27th Apr 2016

Rafael Nadal demands drug test results are made public as he responds to doping accusation

Lack of evidence

Simon Lloyd

If you’re going to accuse one of the greatest tennis players in the sport’s history of doping, it’s probably a good idea to have some form of evidence to back up such a claim.

By the sounds of things, French government minister Roselyne Bachelot didn’t have much to base her claims that Rafael Nadal had doped during his career, something which has understandably annoyed the Spaniard.

As a result, the 29 year old is suing Bachelot and has requested that the International Tennis Federation publish the results of all of his drugs tests.

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‘Please make all my information public, my biological passport and my complete history of anti-doping tests’, Nadal writes in a letter to the ITF.

Adding to this, the BBC report that Nadal has also asked the ITF to communicate the results of any future drug tests he will undergo.

The issue of doping in tennis is currently a hot topic following Maria Sharapova’s admission that she tested positive for meldonium during the Australian Open this year.