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SEP 16, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Marin Cilic Suspended 9 Months For Doping Violation

LONDON -- Former top-10 player Marin Cilic has been suspended nine months for a doping violation. The ban was back-dated to May 1, so Cilic can return to competition Jan. 31, the International Tennis Federation said Monday. Cilic tested positive for nikethamide, a stimulant, at a tournament in Munich last spring. The ITF said it accepted the player's contention that he ingested the substance inadvertently in glucose tablets and was not trying to cheat. As a result, the ITF gave him a reduced penalty rather than a ban of up to two years. Cilic plans to appeal to the Court of Arbitration ... Read More

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