Novak Djokovic slams tennis' anti-doping programme

Nov 07, 2013, 02:48 IST | PA Sport

Novak Djokovic launched an astonishing attack on tennis' anti-doping programme claiming he no longer has any trust in the system.

The World No 2 was reacting to the verdict of the CAS, which ruled Djokovic’s fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki should serve a 12-month ban for missing a doping test.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Troicki had originally been suspended for 18 months by an International Tennis Federation anti-doping tribunal but had appealed to CAS to have the sanction overturned.

Troicki refused to take a blood test at the Monte Carlo Masters in April because he was feeling unwell and has a severe phobia of needles.

An angry Djokovic said: “It’s very bad news that we got for him, and for me, for all of us who are close to him.

But I think it’s just not bad news for him, it proves again that this system does not work. I don’t have trust in them anymore. I don’t have trust in what’s going on.” 

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