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ITF drug testing to replace ATP's anti-doping efforts

Updated: October 4, 2005, 9:29 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The International Tennis Federation will take control of drug testing in the men's game starting next year.

The agreement with the ATP Tour announced Tuesday will create the ITF tennis anti-doping program, which complies with the World Anti-Doping Agency's code.

The program will start in January and run through 2010, covering about 600 tests a year at ATP tournaments. That's in addition to the 500 tests conducted on male players at events run by the ITF, including ...

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