Andy Murray insists Maria Sharapova deserves to be suspended after failing a drugs test.
The world No2 was asked about the matter during a press conference at the BNP Parabas Open in Indian Wells.
And he believes any high-level athlete who depends on prescription drugs just because they are legal is WRONG.
Speaking on Sky Sports news, Murray said: “It’s not up to me to decide the punishment, but if you’re taking performance-enhancing drugs and you fail a drugs test, you have to get suspended.
Sharapova – who made her name after beating Serena Williams to the Wimbledon title aged just 17 back in 2004 – claimed she wasn’t aware that the drug meldonium had been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances on 1 January.
The multiple Grand Slam winner, now 28, received the backing of racket sponsors Head following the announcement of her failed test.
And British No1 Murray reckons it’s a bizarre move from the sports brand to back the Russian star.
Murray added: “I think it’s a strange stance given everything that’s happened in the last few days.”
Source: Sky Sports News
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