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Verdasco, recognized with ADHD, accepts two-month doping ban

Veteran Spanish tennis participant Fernando Verdasco has accepted a voluntary two-month doping suspension the Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company (ITIA) mentioned on Wednesday.

The ITIA mentioned in an announcement that an consideration deficit hyperactivity dysfunction (ADHD) remedy, methylphenidate had been present in a urine pattern from the payer who turned 39 on November 15.

Verdasco, who has an ATP career-high rating of seven however is at present 125 on this planet, was examined at an ATP Challenger occasion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in February.

The assertion mentioned that Verdasco admitted the breach and mentioned he had been recognized with ADHD and the methylphenidate was prescribed by his physician however that he had uncared for to resume his Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

It added that the 2009 Australian Open semifinalist has since been granted a brand new TUE by World Anti Doping Company (WADA).

“The ITIA accepts that the player did not intend to cheat, that his violation was inadvertent and unintentional,” mentioned the assertion.

It mentioned the circumstances allowed the suspension to be decreased to 2 months from the same old two years.

Verdasco will likely be eligible to return on January 8.

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