• World No1 says he is unaware that Dwain Chambers tested positive for drug • ‘We have to be proactive, we have to talk about it. We can’t just sit back and wait for everyone else to start doing it’
Andy Murray says players must “take responsibility” for “getting all the information they can get” about the potential health risks of using a banned drug.
Dwain Chambers has admitted to failing a drug test for the stimulant oxilofrine at the event in Monte Carlo that organised the World Tour Finals last year.
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That has been the case with Lance Armstrong for over a decade.
In recent years Andy Murray has spoken out on the dangers of drugs and the sport governing bodies have faced criticism over their response to the situation.
Murray, the world No1, said on Monday he was unaware of Chambers’ doping past but added players had a responsibility to be aware of all the information out there.
“I’m not aware of this, but if it is true then of course we have to do everything we can to make sure that is not happening and trying to get all the information we can get about it,” he said.
“The thing is athletes and sportspeople do need to take responsibility, because we have to be proactive with all of this.
“We have to be proactive, we have to talk about it, we can’t just sit back and wait for everyone else to start doing it.”
Chambers, who has admitted he has tested positive for oxilofrine several times, admitted at the weekend that he was surprised by the positive test.
He said: “It’s not a done deal yet, I haven’t had my B sample tested yet. That process has to take place and I am still waiting. That is all I can really say at the moment.”