Russian tennis player Teymuraz Gabashvili, former number 43 of the ranking, He has been sentenced to 20 months without being able to play for doping. The Moscow-born player, who is currently ranked 270 in the ranking, He tested positive for “Furosemide” in a urine sample given at the last Challenger in Almaty, in Kazakhstan, on June 16. This substance is prohibited under the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Gabashvili, 36, was charged with doping, a charge to which he pleaded guilty.
A decision has been issued under the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme that Teymuraz Gabashvili has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
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– ITF Media (@ITFMedia) November 19, 2021
The 20-month period during which you will not be able to play began on November 18. Gabashbili is a regular on the Challenger circuit in recent years, worst got to be number 43 in the world in 2016 and has amassed more than 4 million dollars in his career. In his professional career he has never won an ATP title in singles, but in doubles, where he triumphed in Houston 2015 with Ricardas Berankis. The Russian had not played since he fell in the first round of the ATP 250 qualifying round in Stockholm.