Petr Korda Caught Doping

In 1998, Petr Korda famously won the Australian Open but his success run in the world of tennis came to a stop when he tested positive for Dianabol following his quarter final match against Tim Henman at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships.

The Czech former professional tennis player’s positive test was a surprise to many as he was the least muscular athlete on tour. Almost everyone in the professional tennis circuit was surprised to learn that Petr Korda was bulking up with anabolic steroids.

The list of surprises associated with the Petr Korda doping scandal did not end here. The former Australian Open tennis champion managed to convince the International Tennis Federation that he did not knowingly used the anabolic steroid. The tennis star was stripped of the prize money and ranking points he had won at 1998 Wimbledon. He later received a ban of 12 months for 12 months from September 1999 despite the fact that he retired after he failed to qualify for 1999 Wimbledon in a qualifying match against Danny Sapsford.

About Petr Korda

Petr Korda has the unique distinction of being the only man from the Czech Republic to have ever won a Grand Slam singles title, a feat that he achieved by conquering the Australian Open in 1998. Korda grabbed the limelight for the first time when he teamed up with fellow Czech Cyril Suk to win the boy’s doubles title at the 1985 French Open. Korda turned professional in 1987 and won his first career doubles title in 1998 and his first top-level singles title in 1991. In the fourth round of the 1997 US Open, Petr Korda defeated Pete Sampras, the defending champion, in five sets. In 1993, Korda stunned the world by winning the Grand Slam Cup by defeating Pete Sampras and Michael Stich, the world number 1 and 2 tennis players at that time.

About Dianabol (Methandrostenolone)

Dianabol (Methandrostenolone or Dbol) is an anabolic androgenic steroid that is generally used by professional bodybuilders and athletes during the early stages of longer bulking cycles. Dianabol is often stacked with Testosterone, Trenbolone, and Deca Durabolin. This steroid is best known for promoting muscle mass and the sense of well being.

Extremely effective and easy-to-use, Dbol is a popular steroid with men. The heavily masculinizing effects of Methandrostenolone are well-known in the world of amateur and professional bodybuilding. Considered to be the most powerful bulking oral anabolic steroid, Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), this derivative of Testosterone exhibits strong anabolic and moderate androgenic properties.

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About Petr Korda

Petr KordaPetr Korda, the Czech former professional tennis player, has the unique distinction of being the only man from the Czech Republic to have won a Grand Slam singles title, at the Australian Open in 1998.

Petr Korda grabbed the limelight for the first time when he partnered with fellow Czech Cyril Suk to win the boy’s doubles title at the 1985 French Open. Suk and Korda were ranked the joint-World No. 1 junior doubles players that year. In 1987, Korda turned professional and was involved in four Grand Slam finals during his career – two in singles and two in doubles. In 1998, he won his first career doubles title and won his first top-level singles title in 1991.

Korda teamed-up with Stefan Edberg in 1996 to win the men’s doubles title at the Australian Open. In 1998, Petr Korda claimed his first and only Grand Slam singles title by defeating Marcelo Ríos in the men’s singles final that propelled him to his career-high singles ranking of World No. 2. In 1993, Korda stunned the world by defeating Pete Sampras and Michael Stich, the world number 1 and 2 tennis players at that time, to win the Grand Slam Cup. The Czech tennis star also played an important role in the win of the Czech Republic when it won the Hopman Cup in 1994. Korda also defeated Pete Sampras, the defending champion, in five sets in the fourth round of the 1997 US Open.

The former Australian Open tennis champion tested positive for Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), an anabolic steroid, following his quarter final match against Tim Henman at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships. The veteran Czech star was considered by many as the least muscular athlete on tour and everyone was left surprised when they heard that Petr Korda was bulking up with anabolic steroids.

Korda managed to convince the International Tennis Federation (ITF) that he didn’t knowingly used the steroid but the tennis star was stripped of the prize money and ranking points he had won at 1998 Wimbledon. Korda was banned from tennis for 12 months from September 1999 despite the fact that he retired after failing to qualify for 1999 Wimbledon in a qualifying match against Danny Sapsford.

About Dianabol (Methandrostenolone)

Dianabol (or Dbol) is used by professional athletes and bodybuilders during the initial stages of longer bulking cycles. This is primarily because Dbol allows for the longer ester injectable steroids to deliver results while Dianabol offers quick and dramatic gains.

This anabolic androgenic steroid is usually stacked with Testosterone, Trenbolone, and Deca Durabolin.

References:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24934822

http://www.evolutionary.org/dianabol-methandrostenolone

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24755238