Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal criticized the decision to destroy evidence in his country’s doping scandal.
Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes was convicted for his role in supplying blood transfusions to cyclists. A Spanish court ordered 211 blood bags to be destroyed without analysis.
According to Nadal, the ruling was not positive for anyone. The only ones who benefited were those who cheated while the ones who are hurt are Spanish athletes and sports in general.
Fuentes received a one-year suspension for endangering public health. He has worked with tennis players along with runners, footballers and boxers, and has confirmed he helped them dope.
Former world number one Nadal said that the issue this transmits to the world is not the one they were hoping for. “I think it is a mistake that the names (of Fuentes’ clients) are not known, but that is what happened. We will keep working so that the sport stays clean and this doesn’t happen again in the future,” Nadal said.