NEWS
02/11/2012 06:50 EST | Updated 04/12/2012 05:12 EDT

Nadal undergoes surprise drug test after being the butt of doping jokes made by French TV

MADRID - Rafael Nadal says he underwent a surprise doping test toward the end of a week in which the Spaniard was at the centre of jokes made by a French TV program about his country's alleged ties to doping.

Nadal wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday: "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 has contacted its French counterparts to complain over the satirical skits, and is considering legal action after Spain's tennis and cycling federations said they would sue Canal Plus for using its logo in a video that poked fun at Nadal.

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