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Wimbledon Day 1 | Murray says Evans deserves to be banned

Wimbledon Day 1 | Murray says Evans deserves to be banned
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Dan Evans deserved to get a “long, long” ban. That is the view of erstwhile Davis Cup team-mate Andy Murray following Evan’s confession last month that he had tested positive for cocaine.

He broke those rules, and deserves his suspension

Andy Murrray

And he could face a ban of up to four years, according to reports.

But Murray, critical of Maria Sharapova being offered wild cards after a doping ban, has no sympathy for Evans.

The world No.1 said: “It will be a difficult time for him. But he put himself in that position. The rules are very clear. He broke those rules, and deserves his suspension. However long that’s going to be, I don’t know. But it’s going to be, you know, a pretty long, long period, I’d imagine.

“In what was looking like going to be the best sort of few years of his career, he got himself into a position to play in all the big events. You know, he’s going to have a few years away from the game now. You make your decisions. He’s obviously made a really, really bad one there.”








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Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan is a long-time freelance journalist who first broke into the sport as tennis correspondent for the Today newspaper, the first all-electronic, all-colour newspaper which was closed in 1995, and more recently, the Argus, a local evening paper. He has also been a contributor to the official Wimbledon website. Mike has twice won British Sports Writer of the Year award and is prolific author of a variety of football books with a keen interest in the history and tradition of the game.

4 Comments

  1. Mandy Watkins

    I agree with Andy, and am so disappointed with Dan as he was great to watch .

    Reply
  2. Kathleen O

    Totally,if you take drugs in or out of competition you should be banned and i bet when and if Dan returns he won’t be getting wild cards like others did.😉😉

    Reply
  3. Emma Robertson

    Alison Gray, Andy has spoken and I agree with him. We knew he wouldnt be happy.

    Reply

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