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2004 Mar 12 - Andre Agassi wants ATP apology
Andre Agassi is definitely a man who believes that you should only speak if you have something
worth saying, and as such has called for the ATP to issue an apology to Greg Rusedski over the
And as arguably the most senior and respected tennis player on the tour Andre has taken it upon himself
to outline his concerns and those of his fellow professionals.
Living legend Andre Agassi said:
"Assuming there was cross-contamination there should definitely be an apology.
"We've got guys being scared to drink out of a Gatorade bottle.
"We have to get to the bottom if it. The thought of somebody's livelihood, career or
legacy to be ripped to shreds for an accident is a terrible thought.
"From a competitor's standpoint, the players have to count on two things: how extensive
our testing is, meaning are we really getting to the bottom of are people cheating, and is
there going to be some sort of due process that's fair?
"All we can really do is count on our governing body to see if it is dealt with fairly."
The ATP seem to be slowly losing the respect of it's players; if it isn't drug charges where
they provided the banned substances, then it's Lleyton Hewitt taking legal action against the ATP
over a hefty fine being issued for not attending an interview before a match.
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