Marin Cilic banned for doping offence

Croatian suspended for nine months following positive test for a banned stimulant

 Marin Cilic has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for a banned stimulant, ruling him out until February 1st, 2014.

Marin Cilic has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for a banned stimulant, ruling him out until February 1st, 2014.

Mon, Sep 16, 2013, 18:04

Marin Cilic has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for a banned stimulant, ruling him out until February 1, 2014, the International Tennis Federation has announced.

The Croatian’s doping violation came when he tested positive for nikethamide — a stimulant — at the BMW Open in Munich in May.

The 24-year-old’s ban was backdated to May 1st, the date on which he provided the sample, to end at midnight on January 31st, 2014.