At first he was banned for 12 months i think and then this was redused to 4 months.
Anywways cilic is back and now he playes like a champion.
As I NOW have been told Cilic's argument was that the banned substance was in Cough Medication which his MOTHER gave him. Neither Cilic nor his mother were aware of the presence of the substance! The review committee cut his ban short!
cilic was banned in last year's us open for 4 months for doping.
that's all i know about this matter.
AS I understand it Cilic ("went missing" - MIA ... AWOL) due to being banned, subsequent to failing a drug test, which showed positive for a banned substance. THAT - sort of soured me toward him - somewhat. Also Richard Gasquet was also banned AND *Others.
Oh dear don't worry. My posts had the same problem but now they are fixed.
It appears yopur posts had a glitz or something.
Anyways....the problem with grigor is that for some reason he is not believing in himself.
He has all the tools and he is stilll young but at the crucial matches he messed up.
Did u know that he had a fight or something with maria ?
I heard they may even on the brick of breaking up.
Anyways...next year he will be 24 and he should prove by now if he is capable of be a member of the next...."big 3-4" or not in tennis world.
Look cilic. who would have though he could play like this.
Suddenly cilic played with confidense and did his greatest game in his life.
Grigor 's best victory so far in 2014 was at wimbledon when he defeated murray at quarters and we are talking about a a player who had his worst year at the tour after 2007.
that's not good for grigor as new top players arrive like kyrgios, thiem and kokkinakis and he already faces strong challenges from top players U.25 like nishi and raonic.
his defeat to a former top 10 player monfis was a step back.
For grigor to move ahead he must win those kind of matches.
As for federer he really played well against cilic.
at set 1 he had 75% serve in and made fewer U.E than cilic who had only 50% serve in and YET fed lost 6-3 cause cilic did in the whole match an unbelievable game in his serve and in fed's serve.
that was not to be expected.
pitty cause fed had a real chance to win NO 18 but he faced a player who at that game was unstoppable.
Only if fed was 10 years younger he could beat cilic 2 days ago.
that match proved why age plays a great role in the outcome of a game.
Anyways let's hope in 2015 fed to add to his collection the NO 18.
I did reply to your last post re Dimitrov - but once again my response has disappeared. It may reappear again (I've noticed this does happen) but, who knows with Dimitrov? He made a lot of errors, 1st serve percentage low compared to v high percentage for Monfils who (surprisingly for him, with sole exception of one emotional outburst) was very steady. Or perhaps Dimitrov wanted out so he could comfort the beautiful Maria!
The Bleacher site is so rubbish.
Yes it is my trollie friend and now it's time roger gets rewarded in us open for his hard work and patiense throughout the season.
Roger wins NO 18 and then i will hear your excuses of how can this be in A STRONG ERA that a 33 years old can win a major setting a 40 years record of winning a major in a most advanced age...................WEAK ERA FOLKS
Better luck next time Vasilis...impressive comeback by Roger, but alas, it's part of the game that you can't always get what you want...
1) Andreas the real fed fan ..... like u said he is an idiot so let him be....
2) Andreas the rafa goat..... u will cheer up when roger will beat rafa at the semis soon
3) Jason little sad trollie here are some facts........
FEDERER vs NADAL
SLAMS // 17-14
FINALS // 24-20
SEMIS // 34-21
QUARTERS // 41-26
WF // 6-0
MASTERS // 21-27
SLAMS + MASTERS + WF // 44-41
ATP 250 + 500 // 35-23
TOTAL ATP TITLES // 79-64
WEEKS NO 1 // 302-140
MOST BACK TO BACK SLAM FINALS AND TITLES // FEDERER (5 back to back in 2 slams)
MOST SLAM TITLES IN 3 OUT OF 4 SLAMS // FEDERER
I'm sure by now u must have taken bullman's whole maalox pills so i will slow down a little.
A little more info (u will need a few more pills trollie)
1) Nadal has 64 titles. At least 40 of those were at clay. roger won just 10 clay titles which means it's like this.
FEDERER vs NADAL // 69-24 non clay titles
WIMBLEDON // 7-2
US OPEN // 5-2
AUSTRALIA / 4-1
2) Nadal only dominates at clay trollie that's why he is a clay goat.
with 9 R.G titles and 40 atp titles he is the king of clay but overall roger is still ahead with most titles at hard and grass plus wins.
3) Nadal is 5 years younger that's why his h2h against federer is not really count as nadal had always the advantage especially when roger passed his prime at 2010.
A h2h should count only when 2 players have up to 2 years difference AT THE MOST.
Even with nadal 5 years younger trollie fed LEADED H2H UNTIL 2013 with 8-6 excluding clay.
Becker and chang won wimbledon at 17. nadal won R.G at 19.
most champions were dominant since they were 19-20 years old so don't give me the bull that roger had the advantage cause nadal was young.
NADAL WAS NO 2 AT 19 IN JULY 2005 and he couldn't be NO 1 cause simply roger WAS THE BETTER PLAYER until 2010 (nadal went to NO 1 in 2008 cause roger had MONO DISEASE or else roger would remain at NO 1 until 2010 without interruptions).
4) Your weak era theory is laughable at least. Your weak era between 2003-2008 included NADAL THE NO 2 IN THE WORLD FROM 2005 TO 2008..
With weak players (like u claim) arround like pagdatis, gonzales, roddick and hewitt NADAL SHOULD BE EASY NO 1 SINCE 2005.
WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT WEAK ERA TROLLIE AND NADAL COULD NOT BEAT GONZALES AT AUSTRALIA 2007 SLAM ?
WAS NADAL WEAK TOO OR HE WAS INJURED LIKE HE IS ALWAYS IS WHEN HE LOSES ?
Only when federer passed his prime trollie nole and nadal became overall the better players after 2010 AND STILL federer although he droped to NO 4 in 2011 he came back at 31 by winning 9 titles from basel 2011 to cinci 2012 including wimbledon, 4 master titles and the WF title at that period and THE NO 1 ranking at the process which he kept for 17 weeks breaking sampra's record, PROVING ONCE MORE AT HIS 31 AGE WHO IS THE REAL GOAT EVEN IN THE STRONG ERA (always by your standarts trollie).
Now if federer claims his 18th slam at his 33 it will be the unthinkable miracle as he will break the only record he don't have.
Agassi's record as the oldest champion to have won a slam in 40 years.
Agassi was 32 years and 9 months old when he won his final slam.
Federer is already older (now he is 32 years and 11 months old)
Now i think u had enough and you must took all your pills so for one final time......
THERE WAS NO WEAK ERA.......
HEWITT, RODDICK, NALBANDIAN, SAFIN.....WERE ALL TOP CHAMPIONS WHO WOULD BEAT TODAYS ALL TOP CHAMPIONS EXCLUDING NOLE.
NOLE IS THE ONLY REASON THIS ERA IS STRONGER THAN FED'S // NADAL'S ERA.
As for who is the best that's why we have titles to prove it.
Slams, atp titles and weeks at NO 1 combined tell the truth.
Sure now nadal is closing the gap but still he has a long way to go AND HE WILL PASS HIS PRIME NEXT YEAR so it will not so easy as u think that u will win the bet.
As they say u are laughing better when u are the last person to laugh.........
MAALOX ANYONE ?
Vasilis I am so depressed, please cheer me up: Nadal is getting awfully close to Roger's 17, how are we gonna be able to defend him any longer....14 and counting and that horrible head to head, it makes me sick to my stomach...