David Ferrer not impressed by Rafael Nadal doping accusations at Roland-Garros

Spanish tennis legend David Ferrer was unimpressed by those who accused Rafael Nadal of doping at Roland Garros. At Roland Garros, Nadal used numbing injections for two straight weeks to completely numb the pain in his foot.

After Nadal won the French Open, French cyclist Guillaume Martin suggested that Nadal used a banned substance and apparently accused him of being doped. This led WADA chief Olivier Niggli to issue a statement in which he made it clear that what Nadal was using was not on the banned list.

“It’s total ignorance, because in the end they pass the same ADAMS checks as anyone, it’s the same check,” Ferrer told Super Deporte. “Playing [under anaesthesia] doesn’t mean you’re doped or doing anything illegal, it’s just an infiltration to be able to bear the pain at some point, what cyclists, tennis players, athletes, any type of sportsman can do, because it is the same organization of all sports.

Sometimes it amazes me that athletes with no real knowledge can speak so freely.”

Ferrer defends Nadal from doping charges

After French cyclist Martin made his comments, he made the rounds in the tennis community.

“If a cyclist does the same thing, it’s already banned,” Martin said in June. “But even if it wasn’t, everyone would call it dope because there’s such cultural baggage, such connotations attached to cycling.

While people are praising Nadal for being able to go this far in pain. I believe that [AC Milan forward] Zlatan Ibrahimovic also opened up about his knee injections. They pass for heroes because they go far in pain, but in fact, they use substances to go far in pain and again, it’s very borderline.

The winner on a bicycle, in particular that of the Tour de France, even if there is no element behind it, he is systematically accused of doping.” After winning Roland-Garros, Nadal returned to Spain, where he suffered a radiofrequency ablation treatment for his foot problem The foot reacted well and Nadal was able to participate in Roland-Garros.

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