Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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ITF Reduces Troicki Drug
International Tennis Federation has suffered plenty of criticism over
its’ slack battle against doping and usually resorted to pleas of
But now tennis’ governing body has been
publicly criticized by world no.2 Novak Djokovic after his lifelong
friend, compatriot and Davis Cup team-mate Viktor Troicki was told he
would have to forego a year of his career for missing a drugs
Troicki's Suspension Is
Reduced, But He Is Still Not Pleased
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cut Viktor Troicki's suspension for
doping violations from 18 months to 12 months. Troicki was suspended by
the ITF on July 15 for not providing a blood sample at the Monte Carlo.
"I hoped that the most difficult period of my
career and of my life would be over, and I really trusted the judges I
met in Lausanne," he said. "I had the feeling that they were really
looking for the truth and that they had found it during the hearing. Now
this decision puts an end to my dreams of being a top player, of
reaching the ATP finals and fighting against the best in the world. I
worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one
afternoon by a doctor I didn't know."
Troicki Will Miss
Davis Cup Final Next Week
Viktor Troicki will miss next week's Davis Cup final as well as the
first half of the 2014 tennis season after world sport's top appeals
body upheld his ban for failing to take a blood test in a timely manner
last spring. Troicki was punished for failing to submit to a post-match
blood test in good time last spring in Monte Carlo, saying he had a
lifelong fear of needles.
Nadal’s Uncle Toni Marvels At Nadal’s Comeback
Nadal, uncle to Rafael who can cement the year ending world no.1 ranking
today if he beats Stanislas Wawrinka at the Barclays ATP World Tour
Finals in London, maintains the success so far of this year in coming
back from a seven months absence with knee problems to win ten titles is
already his nephew’s most incredible achievement of all.
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