Category Archives: Opinion

CAS Shortens Troicki’s Suspension

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced Viktor Troicki’s suspension for failing to submit a required blood sample from 18 months to 12, meaning he will be eligible to play again on July 15, 2014. Hearing Troicki’s appeal of … Continue reading

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CAS Reduces Cilic Suspension

Upon an appeal by Marin Cilic, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced his doping suspension from nine months to four, meaning he will be eligible to return to action next week in Paris. According to its brief press … Continue reading

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The Cilic Decision, Trust, and Evidence

(Update, October 25: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced Cilic’s suspension to four months, on appeal. See here for my summary and reaction.) Yesterday the International Tennis Federation released its tribunal’s full decision in Marin Cilic’s doping case, … Continue reading

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Tennis Must Do More to Deter Doping

The International Tennis Federation announced on February 14th that Barbora Zahlavova Strycova is serving a six-month suspension after testing positive last October for the use of a banned stimulant. (More details here.) This news came just three days after prominent … Continue reading

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Pushers, Bashers, & How Labels Blind Fans to the Game

Too many tennis fans tend to dismiss certain players’ game styles by condemning them with simplistic labels like “pusher” and “ball-basher”. Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka treated this habit with the appropriate level of seriousness at the WTA Championships player … Continue reading

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