Quotable: Rafael Nadal on Lance Armstrong doping scandals

by: Jonathan Scott | February 08, 2013

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After a seven-month layoff since his desultory Wimbledon ouster, Rafael Nadal is back in ATP action and ... he has words.

On Lance Armstrong: “As an athlete that hurts me. Because of people like Lance Armstrong, we all have a dubious image."

On allegations that he himself has doped: "If we decide that I will be monitored every week, no problem. I want to be sure that whoever plays in front of me is as clean as me. If all checks are made public, that is the end of all this suspicion that kills the sport.”

MORE: If athletes, even tennis players—Spanish or not—are to be hinted at as dopers, as cheaters, Nadal says he wants names named.

Thoughts, Spinmeisters?

—Jonathan Scott (@jonscott9)

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