Rafael Nadal denies French secretary of sport’s doping allegations

The 14-time Grand Slam winner hits back against Roselyne Bachelot's layoff claims

LAST UPDATED: 13 Mar, 2016 @ 08:41

RAFAEL Nadal has shot down rumours that he missed large parts of the 2012 season due to concerns he would test positive for a banned substance.

The Mallorcan’s claims came after the French secretary of sport, Roselyne Bachelot, accused Nadal of doping last week.

DENIAL: Nadal slams doping claims
DENIAL: Nadal slams doping claims

“I am a completely clean guy. I have never had the temptation of doing something wrong. When I get  injury, I get injury. I never take nothing to be back quicker,” said Nadal.

“We know that Nadal’s famous seven-month injury was without a doubt due to a positive [drug test],” Bachelot said.

“When you see a tennis player who stops playing for long months, it is because he has tested positive and because they are covering it up.”

Nadal has never failed a drugs test.


The Olive Press are not responsible and do not moderate individual comments before they are posted. Anyone who uses racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic language or hate speech will be blocked.