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Saturday, February 11, 2012
Rafael Nadal drug test follows parody

Associated Press

MADRID -- Rafael Nadal says he underwent a surprise drug test Saturday, capping a week in which the Spaniard was the butt of jokes by a French TV program about his country's alleged ties to doping.

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Nadal wrote on his Twitter account: "8:30 in the morning!!!Just finished passing a surprise antidoping test...it was expected after everything...but I'm happy it's like this!"

The Spanish sports ministry contacted its French counterpart to complain about the satirical skits. It is considering legal action after Spain's tennis and cycling federations said they would sue Canal Plus for using its logos in a video that poked fun at Nadal.

Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of Spain received a doping ban on Monday.