Rafael Nadal has won 22 tournaments Grand Slam and is considered, consequently, the most successful tennis player in the men’s branch; However, the International Tennis Federation pseems to have a different opinion.
The governing body of white sports at the international level shared a document with the results of doping tests carried out in 2021, in which they classify the Mallorcan as a lady. Is it a bug? It seems. And it is not one, inconsistencies abound.
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In the file, which consists of 36 pages full of player names, there are at least ten people with the wrong sex. The sections are: Nation, Gender, In Competition (number of tests) and Out of Competition.
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In fact, another of the errors involves the Mexican fernanda contrerasgranddaughter of the legendary tennis player, Francisco Contrerashistorical member of the Mexican team of Davis cup and semifinalist of Wimbledon in the 50’s. Fernandawho reached the second round of Roland Garros in 2022, he is listed as a knight.
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According to the document of the ITForganization based in London, England, stars of the stature of the British Andy Murray or some Italian Matthew Berrettini they should have their tally on the WTA and not in the ATP, as has happened so far.
And if that list was correct, there would be female references like the Canadians Bianca Andreescu y Eugenie Bouchardthe Belarusian Victoria Azarenka -who is currently competing as a neutral for the invasion of Ukraine- or the Romanian four-time major winner, Simona Halepshould aspire to the throne that today holds Carlos Alcarazas the first racket for men.
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The most significant case and for which the curiosity to review the entire text arose is that of ‘Rafa’the ‘Visit’ what could it be ‘Vaca’which could go from being the top winner of GS to being the third of its kind, tied with Steffi Graf (Margaret Court tiene 24 y Serena Williams, 23).