Gregory Loomis (32) has
returned to New York with a lack of a deserving fan fair last week after
winning the Australian Open. A victory turned sour by the yet to be
proven claims that Loomis has been benefiting from doping.
would have been his 14th career title, and he has his eyes on the
Wimbledon cup come July. Loomis has had a long career, going pro just
out of high school, at age 18, and he has hopes that his long career
hasn't come to an end by what he calls an 'unfair witch hunt'.
work hard, and train hard, and one day your life goes to hell because
someone lies about you, and before you know it everyone's telling you
you're the scum of the earth even though nothings been proven. It's like
an unfair witch hunt”
Loomis denies the allegations of doping
against him and feels that the strong media interest has damaged his
reputation. He also adds that he has been complying with all of the
ITF's requests as he has nothing to hide.
”This has been
incredibly stressful, and I can't wait for it all to go away. I've seen
so many people tweet hate at me since it happened, I've had to delete my
twitter account, it was so bad.”
Angry fans have been taking to the social media platform to show their anger at allegations against Loomis:
“@Gloomis you CHEATER! Your a complete DISGRACE! I hope you get what you deserve”
“I can't believe @Gloomis, WTF man!? You were a true American LEGEND. Go die, you cheating ****.”
But not all of Loomis's fans have reacted so negatively.
“I believe in you @Gloomis! I'm sure you'll come out of this on top, you always do! ;) “
“You're a star @Gloomis, I don't care what they're saying. I've seen you play. You're 100% natural!”
Results for tests can take several months to be verified, and Loomis
feels like this weight will be hanging around his neck for the
remainder of the year. But he has high hopes that it'll be cleared up in
time for summer, as he is determined to beat Andy Murray at this years
Until then Loomis will resume training within a few
weeks, he hopes to take a week out to Hawaii with his wife of two years,
Amanda Loomis (28), once the allegations have been cleared.