Roger Federer, Andy Murray welcome biological passports

Federer said he believed players were prepared to accept the measures, even though increased testing means more intrusion into players' lives.

updated: March 08, 2013 19:07 IST
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Indian Wells, California: Roger Federer and Andy Murray, who have been outspoken in calling for more stringent anti-doping measures in tennis, welcomed the introduction of biological passports for players.

The International Tennis Federation announced the move in London on Thursday, after a meeting of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme working group that includes representatives from the ITF, ATP, WTA and grand slam tournaments.

The ITF said there was unanimous support for the introduction of the passport, which is used to detect variances in biological make-up that might indicate doping and has been introduced in cycling.

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