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Tennis body criticizes Yannick Noah

Updated: November 22, 2011, 3:35 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- The French Tennis Federation has distanced itself from former star Yannick Noah, calling his accusations of widespread doping in Spanish sport "inappropriate" and counterproductive in the battle against drug cheats in sport.

In a newspaper column for Le Monde last weekend, the 1983 French Open champion accused Spanish athletes of widespread doping. He said the only way to level the playing field would be to allow everyone to use banned drugs.

"The French Tennis Federation ...

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