19-year-old Guillermo Coria has been banned for seven months for failing a dope test, but check this out:
Said Mark Miles, ATP CEO, "Even though the evidence in this case showed that the supplements consumed by Mr. Coria were contaminated during manufacturing and did not list the banned substance on the label, he still must pay a significant price through suspension and forfeiture of points and prize money."
How unfair is that!<br /> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:28 AM
that's insane. he should sue.
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:29 AM
NOOOOOOOO! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> This is unfair! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
I think Canas will replace Coria for the Hopman Cup. Darn! I can't see him on TV <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Oh well...
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:36 AM
Maybe we should start a petition on his behalf - it seems so unfair if the fault was with the manufacturers.
One thing is that the ban for seven months has its official start date as August 2001, because that is the last time he played a match on the tour, so he has already done four months of it. Having said that, that could have been when he was told he could not play by the ATP.
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:57 AM
That's absolutely crazy!! I mean, seriously. Gosh, I hope that guy has a good barrister!
Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:22 AM
The fine of $98,565 fucking hell, that's scary!!
Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:41 AM
not Mini Moya as well, 1st Chela now Coria.
So he is gonna share the same fate and lose all his rank pts <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
Chela bounced back , Coria is better, i hope he can bounce back too.
They set a precedent with Chela.
Wonder what would have happened if it was an US Player ?
Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:52 AM
TBE - Probably, who knows?
Dec 22nd, 2001, 01:02 PM
Thats unfair!They no he didn't take the subsatnce delibatetly so how can they ban him?
Dec 22nd, 2001, 01:31 PM
You cannot be serious!? Raducan, Coria. Innocent victims. I hope Coria sues the bastards who produced the supplements. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
Dec 22nd, 2001, 01:55 PM
it's such a hard punishment!
Dec 22nd, 2001, 02:45 PM
That's really not fair at all! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
Dec 22nd, 2001, 02:53 PM
This is not fair at all <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />
Dec 22nd, 2001, 03:01 PM
What BULLSHIT! One of my favorite players <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> This sucks beyond belief <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> ...I hope this doesnt jeopardise Argentina's Hopman Cup status...I agree with everyone here...I hope he sues their stinking asses...poor guy. PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF...things like this really PISS me off
i do wonder what will happen if it was a US player ... maybe hide the results of the tests (in track and field that has already happened many times)
also, didn't nathalie tauziat say that some players on the WTA Tour failed a dope test as well?
Dec 22nd, 2001, 07:18 PM
They'll be making an example of him probably. That's why it's so harsh.
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:29 PM
This is ridiculous <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
<br />What really irks me <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> about these anti-doping laws is that they weed out the innocent nad genuinely mistaken where hundreds more athltes who are genuinely cheating are not being brought to justice.
7 months????? $100,000 fine???? Maybe they should check the ATP authorities to see if they are on something <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:42 PM
why do you think that if an american player was tested positive they wouldn't ban them? Isn't it the ATP, it has nothing to do with the United States. And there's also been many american track and field athletes that have been banned as well, like Marion Jones' husband, I don't understand why everything always has to turn into anti-american, what the hell does this have to do with americans.<br />I do think, though, that it is very stupid to ban players, it's just like that romanian gymast.
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it does majorly suck ass for coria as well, such a talent.
but couldnt it turn out for the better? he could be practicing very very hard, and instead of plateuing (you know, leveling off) he can continually improve his tennis to a point.
Dec 23rd, 2001, 02:30 PM
The latest word on the Hopman Cup is that Coria's replacement will either be Franco Squillari or Mariano Zabaleta. Guillermo Canas is ruled out due to his participation in either Doha or Chennai. If neither Squillari or Zabaleta are available, Argentina will be replaced by Italy in the main draw, and a new team will be found to play qualifying against Greece.