Tennis star Novak Djokovic said he does not believe the sport of tennis has a doping problem during an interview at the Laureus awards on Monday.
“As long as we don’t have proof that the game isn’t clean, then it is clean,” Djokovic said, according to ESPN.
“It’s tricky for tennis, there’s many stories that go round, betting, doping. It seems the weight has come down on tennis.
“But I think it all comes down to anti-doping agencies, governing bodies, need to come out with proof. If they don’t it’s only rumor. I’m proud to be part of this sport, a sport I love and I want to keep its integrity.”
He further clarified his thoughts in an interview with CNN.
Djokovic’s comments come in response to British star Andy Murray, who recently said that he believes some of his opponents are doping.