Andy Murray backs anti-doping 'passports' for tennis

Men's number one Novak Djokovic on Friday said he had not been blood-tested for six or seven months, although Murray said his blood was examined between four and six times a year.

updated: January 19, 2013 15:35 IST
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Melbourne: Andy Murray on Saturday backed a tougher anti-doping regime for tennis, including biological passports and more blood tests, to keep the sport drug-free after the Lance Armstrong scandal.

As Serena Williams called the Armstrong saga "sad" and women's number one Victoria Azarenka said the disgraced cyclist "deserves everything he gets", Murray said he would support tighter controls for tennis.

"I think it's something that all sports are now trying to improve their doping controls and make it better, you know, make sure that every sport's as clean as possible," the British major-winner said at the Australian Open.

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