In the midst of doping allegations, Rafael Nadal says he believes the sport of tennis is clean.
“I believe in my sport,” Nadal said Sunday in Madrid. “That’s the most important thing. I believe that my rivals are clean. I believe the sport is clean and I believe in our anti-doping program, no, and it’s an independent one.”
Nadal also reiterated his position that the doping process and the results should be made public.
“The sport should be clean and must look clean,” he said. ” Rafa Nadal is passing an anti-doping control today and the result going to be in two weeks. In the result, you publish the results. The anti-doping control is negative. That’s it.
“This will be much easier for everybody. Should be much easier for the world of sport, and for sure will be easier for you guys, that you don’t have to think. Just have to read. For the people, at the same time, too, they don’t have to create opinion. They have the proof.”
“It’s something that is about image, is something about the people is not free to say any stupid thing any time, what they think in any moment without no knowledge about the things,” Nadal said.
Nadal will open his bid for a fourth Madrid title on Tuesday.
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