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Tennis star Marin Cilic fails drugs test

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Iconic Croatian star and world number 15 Marin Cilic is under investigation by the International Tennis Federation after failing a drugs test.

Just two weeks after passing the doping control at the well-known tournament Monte Carlo Masters, Croatian newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija made it known that the star had failed the test, quoting ‘reliable sources’.

They went on to say that more detail on the matter would be released next week, with the 24-year-old having sent his explanation to the International Tennis Federation.

Cilic’s manager Vincent Stavaux was quoted by the newspaper saying: "There will be no comments until we will be able to comment.”

It also said that he apparently failed his drugs test due to an “incautious use of glucose.”

Local newspapers reported that the star found out about his failed test during Wimbledon, which apparently added to the reason why he pulled out of a match against Frances Kenny de Schepper, although at the time it was because he had picked up a left knee injury.

Reports of the Croatians positive drugs test have come just two days after world Serbian star and world number 53 Viktor Troiki was banned by the International Tennis Federation for 18 months after flouting doping rules.

Reports said that he was guilty of failing to provide a blood sample during a drugs test, again at the Monte Carlo Masters.

The Serbian said that he would indefinitely appeal the ban he has been given.


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