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Well, it seems to do what EPO does, plus more! Hmm, I don't know about stripping Djoko of his titles though. If the chamber hasn't been banned by the ATP tour, then you can't strip his titles. He is using the chamber legally.
I know you and I see its advantages, but I also believe that Djoko's groundstrokes are superior to either Nadal or Federer, with or without use the chamber. He gets nearly the lift component of Nadal's fh, and the nearly the drive component of Fed's fh. Plus his backhand is straight out of Connors' backhand handbook. Better bh than either Fed or Nadal.
They have to do it beforehand. All Djoko has to say is, it was legal before you banned it, and get lawyers to back him up. Nobody can argue with that. All Nadal can do is to either use the same CVAC chamber to be even in advantage, just in case the ATP does nothing about this performance enhancing device.
I would've been in favor of stripping Lance Armstrong of ALL of his Tour de France titles, but there isn't enough proof right now to do so. There is a positive test on the first win, but there is no proof on the table, other than the word of his very own teammates, masseuse, an admission to his doctor and to LeMond, anecdotes of secrecy and evidence of dumped syringes.
Should they strip him of his titles because he has gone to a gluten free diet and exercises more? Maybe if the former number 1 gets older, everyone he plays has to be his age or fitness level? Is there a device that can be worn to equal out the players desire to win?
So what if Djokovic uses this! Are athletes that train in higher altitudes cheating because the oxygen in their blood is thinner so that when they compete at sea level they have more energy?
Use what you have available, or go back to all-white clothes and wood rackets. Progress is good.
There is no way to equal out physical ability. Nadal is more muscular than Fed or Djoko, but we can't equal that out. It is up to Djokovic to get an edge and perhaps this is a way he's done it.
Also, Nadal's Aero Pro Drive perhaps has more power than Djoko's Head pro tour racquet. Even with the lead job that Djoko does.
Douglas has several good points here, Mark. Nadal just has to, in return, get his endurance edge back by either using the same CVAC device or train at high altitudes.
3 times a week/ 20 minutes a day? The machine must really be something else. I want one. lol
I used to have asthma but I got rid of it by taking up road cycling and playing an oboe as a kid.
I apologize,actually I don't think it was asthma but severe allergies that got em before, but it was only a matter on time before he became #1. Now let's see what happens the next couple of years.