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Fernando Verdasco accepts doping ban

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

The former top-10 player has acknowledged a voluntary provisional doping suspension of two

months after testing positive for a medication for ADHD.


Fernando Verdasco has accepted a two-month doping ban, according to the International Tennis

Integrity Agency.


The 39-year-old admitted to taking medication prescribed by his doctor to treat ADHD.


He had already been granted an exemption for the therapeutic drug.


But the former top-10 player said he forgot to renew his therapeutic use exemption permission.


He tested positive for the drug at an ATP Challenger tournament in Rio de Janeiro in February.


He will be free to play again on 8 January 2023.


The integrity agency said Verdasco did not intend to cheat and so what could have been a two-year

suspension was reduced to two months.

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