AFP – Rafael Nadal’s lawsuit against former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot, who accused him of doping, will be judged next year, judicial sources said. The case will be heard before a Paris court on July 7, 2017.
Bachelot, who served as sports minister between 2007 and 2010, alleged that Rafa faked an injury in 2012, when he missed the final six months of the season due to knee problems, in order to hide a positive drug test.
“I am tired about these things. I let it go a few times in the past. No more,” the 14-time Grand Slam champion said, adding that he expected better of a person who was “minister of a big country and a great country like France”.
Rafa has never failed a drug test and has always vehemently denied taking a banned substance.