World number 78, Nicolas Jarry has been provisionally suspended after failing a drug test during last year’s Davis Cup.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) said the 24-year-old’s sample contained anabolic agent ligandrol and anabolic steroid stanozolol.
Chilean Jarry denies any wrongdoing and said he had not “intentionally” taken any banned substance during his career.
“It strongly looks like a cross-contamination case”
Jarry said he had taken “multi-vitamins made in Brazil” that his doctor recommended because they were “guaranteed to be free from banned substances”.
He claims that he had undergone two urine tests during the Davis Cup in Madrid in November and that the first one was clean before the second detected “levels so low that neither substance could have provided me any performance-enhancing benefit”.
Jarry also said that he and his legal team will be “working strongly” to prove his innocence and will fully cooperate with the ITF.
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