Nadal who last month had condemned Maria Sharapova’s failed drug test result is fed up with being accused of doping, Rafael Nadal has written to the president of the International Tennis Federation and asked for all of his drug-test results and blood profile records to be made public.
‘It can’t be free anymore in our tennis world to speak and to accuse without evidence,’ the 14-time Grand Slam champion said in a letter obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
Nadal’s letter was sent to ITF President David Haggerty on Monday, the same day he filed suit against a former French government minister who suggested he had been doping.
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal is fed up of doping accusations and wants his drug-test results made public
France’s former minister for health and sport, Roselyne Bachelot, said Nadal probably had a positive test
‘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 also encourage you to start filing lawsuits if there is any misinformation spread by anyone.’
The ITF confirmed it received the letter from Nadal, including the request for his test results to be released under the Tennis Anti-Doping Program.
‘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,’ the ITF said in a statement sent to the AP.
The ITF said Nadal, like other players, has access to his anti-doping records through the World Anti-Doping Agency’s database ‘and is free to make them available.’
‘The accuracy of any such release would be verified by the ITF,’ the federation said.