Whatever Happened To … Mariano Puerta?

Mariano 'Marian' Puerta

Oh Mariano. A good career ruined quite frankly. He clearly had a hefty amount of talent and muscle, which got him 4 sets with Nadal in the 2005 French Open final, but no matter what your stance on Tennis doping rules are, in the words of World Anti-Doping Agency head Dick Pound (really):

“Somebody who has tested positive twice in less than two years is someone who clearly doesn’t think the rules apply to him.”

What are they doing now?:
Career titles: 3
Win/Loss Record: 128/118
Career High Ranking: 9 (2005)
Finest moment: Reaching the French Open final in 2005
Famous For:
An 8 year doping ban reduced to 2 after the French Open final he played.

Watch: clip from French Open final


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