Posted October 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Doping appeals by tennis players Marin Cilic and Viktor Troicki at the Court of Arbitration for Sport should be decided within a month. After Troicki's case was heard Wednesday, CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb told The Associated Press that Cilic's appeal against a nine-month ban is scheduled to be heard in London next Wednesday. In a counter appeal, the International Tennis Federation has challenged the Cilic verdict of its own independent tribunal, Reeb said. The ITF seeks a two-year ban for the Croatian player's positive test for a banned stimulant, nikethamide, at a tournament in Munich in May. Cilic has requested a verdict before the Paris Masters starts Oct. 28, so he could play there if cleared by the court. ''The decision will be rendered shortly after the hearing, probably a few days later,'' Reeb said. Cilic's ranking has dropped to No. 37, having been No. 12 when he withdrew from Wimbledon citing a knee injury in June. On the same...
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport expects to issue rulings within a month on the doping appeals by tennis players Marin Cilic and Viktor Troicki. CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb tells The Associated Press that Cilic's appeal against a nine-month ban is scheduled to be heard in London next Wednesday. Reeb says the International Tennis Federation challenged the verdict of...
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