The issue of Simona Halep’s doping sanction was very tangled. A question that revealed the presence of FG-4592 (Roxadustat, an inhibitor that increases the endogenous production of erythropoietin and stimulates the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells) in one of the two samples presented by the champion during the American review, which ended with a three-set knockout against world number 124 Daria Snigur in the first round.
It is a case of enormous importance, which involves a former number one in the world, currently in the top 10, and with her record of a victory at Wimbledon and another at Roland Garros. Was the hiring voluntary? All aspects that the investigations will have to clarify in the coming weeks.
«From today I am fighting the biggest fight of my life, the truth, I will fight until the end to prove my innocence.» the message with which the Romanian announced the opening of the case. The Association of Professional Tennis Players takes a position on the Simona Halep matter: «We are committed to guaranteeing a fair memory and a complete process.»
Novak Djokovic and PTPA line up alongside Simona Halep
Hence a progressive growth, with more than 500 associate members in the two World Tours. Inevitable, as has been said, a position in the Halep case, aimed at the most absolute transparency in the decision-making process that leads to the attribution of faults.
Behind it all, of course, Novak Djokovic, founded in 2019 by the organization. The world of tennis has been at the center of a great media commotion for three days after the positive result of an anti-doping control of Simona Halep, carried out during the last US Open.
«The PTPA is committed to ensuring that Simona Halep and all players have a fair appeal and full trial. We will fight for their rights and seek to uphold fairness and transparency for all players,» the organization’s message read. . social platforms
The Associations of Professional Tennis Players entered the scene, the association founded in 2019 by Vasek Pospisil and Novak Djokovic in open dissidence with the ATP, judged to lack of protection of the interests of the players.