Tennis to face tough doping questions
London – Tennis has been left facing more awkward questions about doping after widespread reports that world No 15 Marin Cilic tested positive at the Munich Open three months ago. According to the media in his native Croatia, Cilic was informed of the test results during Wimbledon, which may be connected to him unexpectedly pulling out of his second-round match against Kenny de Schepper. This development comes within days of former world No 12 Viktor Troicki of Serbia receiving an 18-month ban for refusing to take a blood test at the Monte Carlo Open this summer in the week prior to the German event.
Another daily, Jutarnji List, suggested that the positive result may be related to an ‘incautious use of glucose’. In tennis, there is roughly a three-month time lag between a positive test being discovered and a formal announcement after a tribunal hearing – but only if the player is found guilty.
That is what happened last week to world No 53 Troicki.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Star