Dope Hardstrong wrote:
Why does their dope only work sometimes? Do they have an agreement? Was Djoker clean for this match?
Athletes who rely on doping typically cycle to do it, so they can peak when it suits without suffering unwanted side effects or risking being caught.
It is also a sophisticated and complex activity, as athletes don't simply buy this stuff off the shelf; it is a black market. There is an enormous variety of drugs available - anti-doping said there must be at least a hundred peds available out there that are currently undetectable to drug testing. Doping remains ahead of the game.
Djokovic is likely to have availed himself of means to enhance his stamina over recent years, since 2011; hence for him to be disposed of like a hack by a player he has dominated makes Nadal's performance even harder to believe. But Nadal's doping has been an open secret since he came on the tour nearly 17 years ago - he has been the subject of conjecture and even accusations almost as much as Armstrong was. However he successfully sued a French sports minister a couple of years ago and it virtually closed down all discussion of doping in the sport.
Another obvious point that many miss, is that Nadal's utterly one-sided domination at the French Open is also suspicious, because it depends more than anything else on a level of physical superiority that other players can't match - and this in a doped sport. Hence his resume is heavily-loaded in favour of the one surface, and the slowest, that enables him to exploit that physical dominance he has over the rest of the tour. Take away his French Opens and he isn't in the same class of player of either Djokovic or Federer, who are versatile players par excellence.