Former world quantity seven Fernando Verdasco has accepted a two month ban from the Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company for breaching anti-doping guidelines.
The Spaniard, 39, examined optimistic for methylphenidate at an ATP Challenger occasion in February.
The world quantity 125 had forgotten to resume his Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the treatment, which is used to deal with ADHD.
The ITIA stated it “accepts that the participant didn’t intend to cheat”.
A TUE is an official medical doc giving an athlete permission to take a medicine that’s ordinarily prohibited however for the therapy of a respectable situation.
The ITIA added in an announcement: “His violation was inadvertent and unintentional, and he bears no vital fault or negligence for it.”
Verdasco’s ban was diminished from two years to 2 months to mirror his diploma of fault, which means he’ll be capable of resume enjoying in January.
He has been granted a brand new TUE for the treatment.