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Nadal looks absolutely massive this year he has put on some extra upper body muscle.
But to think he is on steroids is ludicrous, do you know what the top players go thro with drug tests.....Under the new regulations, players ranked in the top 50 are required to nominate a one-hour period of every single day when they will be available to be tested.
In december I blogged about Andy Murray's fitness regime, and look at the size of him now compared to a couple of years ago. Nadal has obviously done the same although I do think the pink makes him look bigger.
I watched him beat Hewitt the other day and he is by far and a way the best player at the mo, he just gets everything.
Steroids NO, hard work YES!
More people should try it, it actually works and makes you feel good about yourself.
Given the kind of testing they do for pro tennis players, not bloody likely. Also stupid to even suggest something like this when you have no evidence other than he's muscular and he's good.
Do you honestly think that there is someone in the Nadal camp looking for the next sted that the drug testers cant pick up?
Do I think its a valid question, then no i dont, thats why the testers are there and if they are not finding anything wrong then Im not going to go against that.
There are many athletes particularly in sprinting and cycling and in the world of sports that are using steds but they get caught all the time, as you have stated, so as non of the top tennis players have yet to be identified as giving a positive test, I for one will judge them as being clean. Innocent before being proven guilty.
As for no-one in the history having Nadals strength or physique, most of the pros are in the same league, technique plays a big part and sometimes athletes just have the right body proportions etc that makes them condusive to say, court coverage etc like Karlovic is to the serve.
Paula Radcliffe the worlds women's marathon world record holder by a long shot is a staunch advocate of anti drug policy and shows what can be done with hard work, passion and dedication. and if you look at the pics below then it looks to me like a steady progression. He has always had great court coverage and strength, it not like these runners who do 10.20 for 100mtrs then the season later they're running 9.89!