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Marin Cilic suspended for doping

Updated: September 16, 2013, 1:44 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Former top-10 player Marin Cilic has been suspended nine months for a doping violation.

The ban was backdated to May 1, so Cilic can return to competition Jan. 31, the International Tennis Federation said Monday.

Cilic tested positive for nikethamide, a stimulant, at a tournament in Munich last spring. The ITF said it accepted the player's contention that he ingested the substance inadvertently in glucose tablets and was not trying to cheat.

As a result, the ITF ...

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