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Tennis participant Fernando Verdasco accepts 2-month doping ban

By Related Press

LONDON: Former top-10 skilled tennis participant Fernando Verdasco accepted a voluntary provisional doping suspension of two months after testing constructive for a medicine for ADHD, the Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company introduced Wednesday.

Verdasco, who turned 39 this month, mentioned he was taking methylphenidate as treatment prescribed by his physician to deal with ADHD however forgot to resume his therapeutic use exemption for the drug. The integrity company mentioned Verdasco has now been granted an exemption by the World Anti-Doping Company transferring ahead.

He examined constructive at an ATP Challenger match in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in February.

The integrity company mentioned in a information launch that it “accepts that the player did not intend to cheat, that his violation was inadvertent and unintentional, and that he bears no significant fault or negligence for it,” and so what may have been a two-year suspension was diminished to 2 months.

Verdasco will probably be eligible to compete on Jan. 8.

The Spaniard is a four-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, reaching that stage most not too long ago in 2013 at Wimbledon, the place he blew a two-set lead in a five-set loss to eventual champion Andy Murray.

Verdasco reached a career-best rating of No. 7 in April 2009 and at present is No. 125.

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