Chilean tennis player Nicolás Jarry has been suspended for 11 months by the ITF federation for doping. The number 89 in the world tested positive for the muscle strengthening agent ligandrol and anabolic steroids at the beginning of this year.
The banned substances were found in November last year during a check during the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid. Jarry, 24, was temporarily suspended in January.
According to Jarry, the banned substances got into his urine from vitamin pills from Brazil. The ITF agrees with that explanation, but holds the tennis player responsible for what enters his body.
Jarry will not appeal the suspension, which will take effect retroactively from November. “A legal process would only give me more stress and uncertainty,” explains the Chilean, who is currently unable to take action due to the corona crisis.
Jarry won his only ATP tournament so far in Bastad, Sweden last year. The 38th place is still his best position in the world rankings.