Troicki Gets 18-Month Ban For Violating Anti-Doping Rule

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Reuters
Serbia's Viktor Troicki has been handed an 18-month suspension for violating an anti-doping rule, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Thursday.

Viktor Troicki of Serbia reacts after slipping in his men's singles tennis match against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia at the Wimbledon Tennis   Championships, in London

Serbia's Viktor Troicki has been handed an 18-month suspension for violating an anti-doping rule, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Thursday.

"Viktor Troicki has been found to have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation... (refusing or failing without compelling justification to submit to sample collection)," the ITF said in a statement.

The 27-year-old, ranked 53 in the world, provided a urine sample at the Monte Carlo Masters event on April 15 but failed to provide a blood sample, saying he felt unwell.