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Novak Djokovic talking about Lance Armstrong
Novak Djokovic may have overcome an inspired Radek Stepanek in the third round of the Australian Open to win in three tight sets, but the Serbian’s post-match press conference commentary held an even more captivating story.
Having recently admitted to systematically doping through much of his cycling career, Lance Armstrong has been front and center in the sports’ media world. And everyone seems to have their own opinion of Armstrong, including world No. 1 Djokovic.
“He cheated the sport,” Djokovic said. “He cheated many people around the world with his career, with his life story … I think he should suffer for his lies all these years.” He continued, “I think it’s a disgrace for the sport to have an athlete like this.”
Djokovic then went on to comment that he has “lost a lot of faith in cycling.” He questioned what other past champions of the sport possibly used performance-enhancing drugs, but also admitted that “there are many cyclist
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