Found October 28, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :

(October 28, 2013) Marin Cilic returned to the ATP Tour on Monday following a four month ban due to doping. He was originally supposed to be banned for nine months after the international Tennis Federation said he failed a test for the banned stimulant nikethamide. The Croatian was joyous after his first round win at the Paris Masters on Monday stopping Igor Sijsling 5-7, 6-1, 6-4. Cilic said in a news conference “I felt like a kid playing for the first time.” “The feeling was amazing just to be back on the court, to be competing and I enjoyed every moment. “My thoughts were just on how much I am enjoying it and how I am happy to be back on the court.” No. 1 Rafael Nadal told media that he was happy that Cilic was back on tour. The Spaniard said that Cilic was a good guy and a great player and if he’s back on tour that it’s fair. ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris, France  (+1 hour GMT) 28 October-3 November 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard RESULTS – MONDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2013 Singles – First Round [Q] S Giraldo (COL) d [WC] A Mannarino (FRA) 63 26 64 F Verdasco (ESP) d E Gulbis (LAT) 76(3) 76(5) K Nishikori (JPN) d J Benneteau (FRA) 64 62 L Rosol (CZE) d J Chardy (FRA) 63 64 [Q] R Haase (NED) d D Istomin (UZB) 76(8) 63 P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Seppi (ITA) 63 36 64 M Cilic (CRO) d [Q] I Sijsling (NED) 57 61 64 F Lopez (ESP) d [Q] B Tomic (AUS) 64 67(4) 76(1) [Q] P Herbert (FRA) d B Paire (FRA) 62 62 Doubles – First Round J Chardy (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) d [WC] A Mannarino (FRA) / G Monfils (FRA) 67(4) 63 10-7 SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER, 2013 COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am [WC] M Llodra (FRA) vs G Dimitrov (BUL) *Lucky Loser vs V Pospisil (CAN) [9] R Gasquet (FRA) vs F Verdasco (ESP) Not Before 7:30 pm K Nishikori (JPN) vs [8] J Tsonga (FRA) Not Before 8:30 pm [Q] P Herbert (FRA) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB) COURT 1 start 11:00 am [Q] M Przysiezny (POL) vs J Nieminen (FIN) [WC] N Mahut (FRA) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR) E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs I Dodig (CRO) D Tursunov (RUS) vs M Granollers (ESP) K Anderson (RSA) vs M Youzhny (RUS) [Q] S Giraldo (COL) vs [14] J Janowicz (POL) COURT 2 start 2:00 pm J Isner (USA) / N Monroe (USA) vs J Marray (GBR) / I Sijsling (NED) Not Before 4:00 pm T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) vs F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) – Possible Court Change S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) *Lucky Loser to replace G Monfils (FRA) – left wrist


Cilic beats Sijsling at Paris Masters

In his first match since returning from a four-month doping ban, Marin Cilic beat qualifier Igor Sijsling 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the Paris Masters. The Croatian served 22 aces and hit 42 winners to only 17 for Sijsling. Cilic tested positive for a banned stimulant in May but claimed he had not intended to ingest it in a glucose tablet bought at a pharmacy...
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