By Erik Gudris / Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) revealed Tuesday that Croatia's Marin Cilic faked a knee injury prior to this summer's Wimbledon after he tested positive for a banned substance.
The ITF reports that Marin Cilic faked injury during this year's Wimbledon following positive results from a
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After failing a doping test during the Munich tournament, Cilic and his lawyers accepted a provisional suspension before a decision was made in the case and also waived his right to testing of his backup "B" sample. Cilic then "withdrew from Wimbledon, citing a knee injury to avoid adverse publicity" per the ITF's statement.
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Cilic, who admitted he ingested the banned glucose supplement by accident, was given a nine-month suspension last week by the ITF. The ban will be lifted by at the end of January 2014.
Cilic announced he will appeal the ban.
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