Nadal upset by parody, tired of doping charges
Rafael Nadal tells L’Equipe that he was upset by the French TV parody that depicted him urinating into the gas tank of his car, which then took off at an incredible speed, essentially alleging that the Spaniard could be doping. "I would never accuse anyone without proof," Nadal said. "The problem in France, and I don't know why, is that they mistrust everybody. It didn't make me laugh, but everybody has their sense of humor. Every country has different humor and the French and the Spanish one is not the same. There is a part of the population that does not understand what professional sport is like or how anti-doping controls work; they are practically daily and we have to be locatable 365 days a year. Maybe I am being naive, but it is better that I am. I'm so far removed from the world of doping that my lack of knowledge is complete. I do not accept that they label me as a doper when since the age of seven I have worked thousands of hours every f---ing day. It's tiring, at the end of the day."
The article was translated in the English-version website of the Spanish newspaper, El Pais.