LONDON — Former top-10 skilled tennis participant Fernando Verdasco accepted a voluntary provisional doping suspension of two months after testing optimistic for a drugs for ADHD, the Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company introduced Wednesday.
Verdasco, who turned 39 this month, mentioned he was taking methylphenidate as treatment prescribed by his physician to deal with ADHD however forgot to resume his therapeutic use exemption for the drug. The integrity company mentioned Verdasco has been granted an exemption by the World Anti-Doping Company shifting ahead.
He examined optimistic at an ATP Challenger match in Rio de Janeiro in February.
The integrity company mentioned in a launch that it “accepts that the participant didn’t intend to cheat, that his violation was inadvertent and unintentional, and that he bears no vital fault or negligence for it,” and so what may have been a two-year suspension was diminished to 2 months.
Verdasco will likely be eligible to compete on Jan. 8.
The Spaniard is a four-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, reaching that stage most lately in 2013 at Wimbledon, the place he blew a two-set result in eventual champion Andy Murray.
Verdasco reached a career-best rating of No. 7 in April 2009 and at present is No. 125.