Tennis legend Boris Becker has slammed Scottish professional tennis player Andy Murray after he said he has held doping suspicions over some opponents he has faced in the past.

Becker labeled allegations by Murray as “totally out of order”. The German former world No. 1 professional tennis player insisted all the top players are clean. Becker, the coach of current world number one Novak Djokovic, said he rejected Murray’s comment outright and added he was not amused by them. The German tennis legend said we have random drug testing and unless it is proven, they are 100 per cent innocent and added it is totally out of order to throw in a curve ball and assume something because somebody has won a Grand Slam or is fitter.

Becker also remarked Andy Murray is one of the fittest players on the tour — he often outlasts other players and nobody is questioning his ethics. The German great added tennis is clean and remarked top male tennis stars like Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Stan Wawrinka are clean. The six-time major singles champion from Germany added there was always a suspicion of Rafa and he finds that so unbelievably disrespectful about one of the greatest players of all time. Nadal, the clay-court king, recently ended a four-year title drought after beating Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 to claim his ninth Monte Carlo Masters trophy.

The world No.2, who is one of the most vocal critics of drug cheats in tennis, also urged tennis authorities to put more money into the war on doping. Murray remarked he had played against players and thought they would not go away and don’t seem to be getting tired and he is suspicious. The two-time Grand Slam winner also remarked it is harder to tell in our sport as people can make big improvements to a stroke or start serving better because they have made technical changes. Murray, the Olympic champion and Davis Cup champion, also commented you would look at that if it is purely physical and you’re watching someone playing six-hour matches over and over and showing no signs of being tired.

The Scottish professional tennis player also remarked the drug ban on Maria Sharapova shows tennis is not covering up for its big stars. Sharapova received a provisional suspension after she tested positive for Meldonium at the Australian Open and Murray welcomed the decision to make the news public.

In November, tennis veterans Roger Federer and Murray warned tennis authorities that they should spend more to prevent a doping scandal in the sport. At that time, Murray remarked the best way for preventing a doping scandal like athletics is to more resources to anti-doping measures in order to stop cheats. Murray remarked it is up to the governing bodies just how much they want to tackle it because with the amount of money and profit sport actually makes, there needs to be enough spent on anti-doping. The Scottish player added the prize money we have in tennis is extremely high and we need to look at how much we are spending on this area and said tennis should be doing more on doping as it can.

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