Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak mentioned he had failed a drug take a look at, including that he didn’t knowingly take a banned substance and that the information got here as “the biggest shock.”
The 77th-ranked Majchrzak, who gained the Challenger Tour occasion in Busan, South Korea in October and reached the semifinals of an ATP 250 occasion in Pune, India earlier this 12 months, didn’t present additional particulars in regards to the banned substance.
“I have some incredibly sad and difficult news to share with everyone. I have tested positive in anti-doping controls during October and November 2022,” Majchrzak wrote in a put up on Instagram on Thursday.
“Firstly, I have never, ever, knowingly taken any banned substance. At this moment I have no idea what has happened and this is the biggest shock.
“I have started the most difficult fight of my life – the fight to prove my innocence and to return to the sport I love.”
The Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company (ITIA) didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark.