Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) has announced that six sanctions have been issued to tennis players from July to September 2017, however as two of those involved players refusing to provide a sample, just 0.16% of the 2,518 samples collected resulted in an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). The TADP has collected 4,741 samples during the three quarters of the 2017 year, meaning that it is on course to eclipse the 4,899 samples collected during 2016. The sanctioned players during the third quarter of 2017 are listed in the PDF below.
The six sanctioned players do not include the one year ban issued to Alexandre Nicolau by the French anti-doping agency (AFLD), after he returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for cannabis. The sanction was recognised by the TADP on 24 July.