Djokovic rips embattled Armstrong

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 18, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Novak Djokovic of Serbia towels down between points in his fourth round match against Lukasz Kubot of Poland during day eight of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic has heavily criticized Lance Armstrong's long-expected doping admissions, saying the seven-time Tour de France winner is a disgrace to cycling and ''should suffer for his lies.'' At the same time, the No. 1-ranked man in tennis says the drug testing program in his sport is ''good'' but concedes he hasn't had a blood test in six months. Djokovic advanced to the fourth round at the Australian Open on Friday with a straight-sets win over Radek Stepanek, but most of his post-match news conference was devoted to comment on Armstrong's admissions in a U.S. television interview with Oprah Winfrey. Djokovic says, ''I think it's a disgrace for the sport to have an athlete like this.''
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