12 May 2009

Top French tennis player fails drug test

6:16 am on 12 May 2009

The high profile French tennis player Richard Gasquet has been provisionally suspended from tennis after testing positive for cocaine.

Gasquet confirmed yesterday's he'd failed a test at a tournament last month in Miami, but he has denied any wrongdoing.

Until this year, tennis players who had failed a drugs test could continue to play in tournaments until they had a chance to appeal the findings. But the ITF has now adopted the World Anti-doping Agency's rules.