“Tennis is manipulated and drugged. And what has been done about it this year? Nothing. Except in my case. I’ve paid for everyone. Now they’ve stopped Viktor Troicki and Marin Cilic. But, why?
“Let’s take Nadal. It’s not possible that he tests negative. After 7 months out of the courts due to injury, he came back and won 10 out of 13 tournaments. That is impossible. Impossible! It tells you everything. That combined with the rumours of fake injuries to cover up silent bans. Look, nobody believes in that story that he didn’t take anything! Imagine what it would mean for tennis if it broke the news that he tested positive.”
About Ferrer: “He is, or was, a compulsive smoker. Once I played against him and he was smoking just 10 minutes before we came into the court. Then he ran even more in the third set, while I had mi tongue out.”
About match fixing: “This is… a secret between players. Specially on summer, some lose early at tournaments, so they can still play during the weekend and win money twice. They have inside information about the players to gain some hundreds of euros”.
I want to thank my reader Toni who put the above, which is translated, in a comment on my last post. There is more so check it out. In my recent post after the US Open I insinuated that Nadal could be doping and I was consequently threatened and told that I could go to jail for it. I responded that if they lock me up then they have to lock up thousands of people the world over who has accused Nadal of doping on the internet, including many of my own readers. Now a former professional tennis player who was banned from tennis for life for match fixing has joined the accusers. Of course Koellerer’s reputation has been damaged by his ban from tennis, but he was always the bad boy of tennis and I have no doubt he was being used as a scapegoat by the powers that be. It is of course very convenient to throw the bad boy under the bus to take the attention off your own corruption.
I don’t trust the whole setup. There are just too many things out of place and man’s lust for power and money is of course notorious. There are always a few in control who have power and manipulate and corrupt at will. This is just man’s nature and part of the society we live in. A recent study showed that the richest 1% controls 39% of the world’s wealth and that trend is increasing. I don’t think Koellerer’s reputation is the issue here. He is just someone with nothing to lose and since the ATP has sold him out, why should he hold back? He is just saying what many people are thinking anyway. It is hard to argue with what he is saying too. Nadal’s dominance after his 7 month break this year has been strange to say the least. Ferrer peaking past 30 has been strange as well. It is just hard not to believe that these players don’t have extra ‘help’.
Anyway I am not directly accusing anyone of doping. I am just reporting and giving some of my own thoughts on the issue, so I don’t want to have to deal with comments about false accusation again. Rather I’d like to hear from you and what your thoughts are on Koellerer’s statements. Today I read uncle Toni’s response to Koellerer’s accusations, saying: “I don’t know who is Koellerer. He’s not credible”. What do you guys think? Do you agree with Toni or do you think, like me, that Koellerer was used as a scapegoat and that in fact he is giving his honest and educated opinion?
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