Tennis: Mariano Puerta admits to having lied about his positive test from 2005

Beaten by Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the Argentine had tested positive for the étiléfrine, a prohibited product, and hit eight-year suspension. Before the Court of

Tennis: Mariano Puerta admits to having lied about his positive test from 2005

Beaten by Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the Argentine had tested positive for the étiléfrine, a prohibited product, and hit eight-year suspension. Before the Court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, it was managed in July, 2006, to reduce its sanction to 24 months.

" The explanation that we have used as a strategy (defense, editor's note) was a lie. But I don't have a shot of sporty edge. I do not want to be seen as a cheater, " said the ex-tennis player, retired for the past 11 years, the argentine newspaper La Nacion.

Date Of Update: 04 August 2020, 00:35

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