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Published on Mar 05, 2013
 

Tennis: Pete Sampras says he thinks tennis is free of doping

 
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pete Sampras believes tennis is free of performance-enhancing drugs now, as well as during his 14-year pro career that ended in 2002.

The winner of 14 grand slam titles says other than "a random case here and there" he does not see the top players engaging in doping.

All top tennis players are subject to being tested without warning. The admission in January by Lance Armstrong that he used banned substances in all seven of his Tour de France victories has increased the focus on doping in all sports.

"It's just my feeling," Sampras said Monday night after playing doubles with top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the Los Angeles Tennis Challenge exhibition.