I read someone's comment on youtube, where this person believed Novak has used performance-enhancer drugs, so I sent a message to him asking him if this is true or just hearsay? This was his response.:
I am sorry if I offended your point of view about Novak.
But please do not get me wrong; I believe Novak is an amazing player. However, I do believe Nole use or used performance-enhancing/steroid drugs yet undetected (he might not even know himself)... This is only a personal opinion and posting a message on youtube is often posting a personal opinion. Why such a statement? I have played and trained with high level players in France with the FFT and in the US at college level and can tell you that a large majority of the players are clean but some choose to not drink only water... Nole fulgurating ascension, drastic fitness level changes and his astonishing physiological growth in a year and half time are very suspicious to me and would remind me of some players that have used such drugs before.
I have seen Novak played against Gael in Paris in 06 and Novak had a very frail frame, almost bony, skinny legs and very little energy in the tank and now, a year and half later, Novak is completely a different man. Never missing an opportunity to show of is muscular features. You might think, what about Rafa? here is a big muscular guy!
I have seen Rafa played/trained when he was 15 and he already was muscular because that is his body type.
When you are ranked in the ATP 500 hundred in the world, you are already an athlete in an amazing shape, there is very little physiological improvement you can make to you body in a short period of time especially when you are already trimmed.
**I am a big fan of Novak, and DO NOT want to start rumors about him, especially if in fact this is untrue. I feel guilty for even posting this, but, after reading this, I couldn't help but start to think about his behavior, and start to question if there is any truth to it?