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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday February 15, 2024

Jenson Brooksby has had his suspension shortened, and can return to action on the ATP Tour as soon as next month.

The American, who was handed an 18-month ban for missing three doping tests, had his sentence reduced by five months and back-dated to the date of his third missed test.

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That means he is eligible for a return ten months earlier than he originally thought.

The ITIA had originally suspended Brooksby until January of 2025 for the three missed tests. The reduced sentence came from “new information relating to the circumstances giving rise to the missed tests,” according to a document released by the ITIA (International Tennis Integrity Agency).

“Following reassessment, the ITIA, WADA, and the player’s representatives agreed that Brooksby’s fault for the ADRV was not as high as previously found by the independent tribunal, and a 13-month sanction was appropriate,” the statement read. “The sanction will be backdated to the date of the player’s third and final missed test. As such, Brooksby’s suspension is deemed to have begun on 4 February 2023, and will end on 3 March 2024. In reaching an agreement with the ITIA, the player has withdrawn their appeal to CAS.”

“It gives me tremendous joy, and relief, that I can get back to doing what I love,” the American wrote in a statement on social media.

“The last 13 months have been exhausting, and a nightmare I don’t wish on anyone. To my family, my team, and all my extended family and friends – thank you for keeping my head up through these difficult times.”