Roger Federer On Maria Sharapova’s Doping Ban: Zero Tolerance!
by Tom Gainey | June 10th, 2016, 8:41 am

After his 3-set win yesterday over Taylor Fritz, Roger Federer offered his thoughts on the Maria Sharapova ruling. Federer backed the 2-year ban stating there needs to be a zero tolerance policy for dopers.


“I didn’t get into all the details,” he told reporters at the tournament. “But I am for zero tolerance … She of course has the right to defend herself, like anyone … Whether it’s intentional or not, I don’t see too much difference. You must be 100 percent about what you are taking, [and] know its effects and consequences. If that’s not the case, you must be sanctioned.”

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7 Comments for Roger Federer On Maria Sharapova’s Doping Ban: Zero Tolerance!

Willow Says:

Right on Roger ….

SG1 Says:

Roger is right on the zero tolerance thing. However, I don’t agree with the two year ban. 1 year would have been reasonable given the fact that the drug was only banned in January of this year.

Of course this 2 year ban has given the tour a fall back position in case of an appeal. They can roll it back to 1 year and it’s still a very harsh penalty. Particularly in an Olympic year like this one.

jalep Says:

There’s a beautiful new WTA grass court tournament opening its doors Monday in Mallorca AND of course the the Birminham tournament. Since I couldn’t wait until Wimbledon, I have set up a WTA bracket group here:

It’s grass season practice picking time – pre Wimbles🌱🎾

Here’s the blog where I post, if anyone has questions. Picks can be made starting starting Saturday, June 11 for Mallorca and Birmingham:

Cheers, jalep/ratcliff!

Willow Says:

Hi Jalep what do i do as it wont accept my password ,CHEERS ?….

jalep Says:

Which place won’t accept your Password, Willow?

Btw, I woulda posted this link on a WTA thread -If I could FIND ONE😯 on Tennis-X. Sorry to use this one.

Willow Says:

Jalep i tried both links here and neither will accept HELP LOL ….

jalep Says:

Great matches: Delpo v Simon and Tomic is sincerely trying to win matches in Hertogenbosch — he and Mahut have split the first two sets.

Come talk to me over at Tenngrand WTA forum about the bracket, okay? I don’t like hijacking a thread on TX.

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