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Nadal says he wants drug cheats caught to help clean up the image of sports

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    Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver during a VTR Open tennis match in Vina del Mar, Chile, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Rafael Nadal was putting himself through a twin workout on Friday to test his sore left knee, defeating fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the VTR Open.(AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)The Associated Press

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    Spain's Rafael Nadal eyes the ball during his match against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver at the VTR Open in Vina del Mar, Chile, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Rafael Nadal was putting himself through a twin workout on Friday to test his sore left knee, defeating fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the VTR Open.(AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)The Associated Press

Rafael Nadal says testing for performance-enhancing drugs in sport should strike a balance between catching the cheats and respecting the athletes.

On Friday at the VTR Open in Chile, Nadal said: "Not everyone has to pay for some sinners."

Nadal said earlier this week that he had passed six blood and urine tests since losing June 28 at Wimbledon. He took seven months off to recover from a left knee injury before returning in Chile.

Nadal says it should be made public who is being tested and how frequently.