According to Romanian publication ProSport, the first two important witnesses ready to testify in favor of Simona Halep in court are her former coach Darren Cahill and fitness trainer Teo Cercel. «Cercel can guarantee Halep’s honesty, integrity and integrity as a witness before the three-judge panel of the independent Sport Resolutions tribunal in London,» ProSport notes.
«Teo Cercel’s possible statement before the Sport Resolutions judges may be crucial given that the supplements used by Halep were contaminated (with Roxadustat, the drug identified in Simona’s A and B samples at the US Open) and produced in a factory of drugs,» the source said. also notes.
Cahill has already stood up for Halep
Australian coach Darren Cahill believes there is «zero chance» that Simona Halep took a banned substance on purpose. The ITIA announced that Halep had been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the anti-anaemia drug Roxadustat.
Cahill, who worked with Halep for six years, said she was always extremely cautious about medications and supplements. «First and foremost, there is NO possibility that Simona knowingly or deliberately took any substance on the prohibited list.
None. Zero. She is an athlete who would get stressed by anything a medical professional prescribed (which rarely happened), or by any supplement she used or considered. Simona used the words “please double check this, triple check this to make sure it’s legal, safe and allowed.
If you’re not sure, I won’t take it,» Cahill wrote on Instagram.
In her Instagram post, Cahill said that during her time with Halep, the Romanian was always ready and willing to take a doping test.
«Simona’s integrity is impeccable, she respects her teammates, loves the game and always has her feet firmly planted on the ground as a humble and approachable champion,» Cahill insisted. Furthermore, Cahill described Halep as a very honest person, who cannot lie or manipulate even if she wanted to.
«Honesty has always been his greatest strength and his greatest weakness. We’ve often laughed at the fact that he can’t act and can’t tell a little white lie. Ask him a question at a press conference and he’ll blurt out an honest answer.
Carry your mood on your shoulder for the world to see, for better and for worse. That’s Simon. What you see is what you get. She built an incredible career and legacy by doing things the hard way. The right direction. She will now follow due process to reveal the answers to many questions.
As Simona said, the hardest match of her life starts now. I believe in her. I have always said and can honestly say never more than now on this particular topic,» Cahill concluded on her Instagram post about Halep.