CAS targets quick verdicts in Cilic, Troicki cases

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 09, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16: Marin Cilic of Croatia plays a backhand during his first round match against Ilia Bozoljac of Serbia on day two of the Australian Open 2007 at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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 its own independent tribunal. The ITF seeks a two-year ban for Cilic's positive test for a banned stimulant in May. Reeb says the Croatian player requested a verdict before the Paris Masters starts Oct. 28. Troicki appeared before a CAS panel in Lausanne on Wednesday to appeal his 18-month ban for skipping a blood test in April. The verdict is expected before early November to allow the Serbian player to register for the Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic.
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