Marin Cilic Reinstated From Doping, Will Play Paris

by Staff | October 26th, 2013, 12:10 am

The ITF announced Friday that Marin Cilic’s nine month doping ban has been reduced to four after hearing an appeal from the Croatian.

Cilic, who was found to have taken illegal substances during the Monte Carlo event in April, will be allowed to return to the ATP circuit on October 26. And Cilic took advantage of the lesser sentence by playing the Paris Masters where he drew a qualifier in the first round (Cilic was automatically entered into the Masters event six weeks ago, so with the ruling Marin didn’t need to withdraw, he could play).

Cilic, now ranked No. 47, has not played since voluntarily leaving the tour after a first round win at Wimbledon in June.

Under the ITF’s reduced ruling, Cilic will only forfeit points and prize money from the Munich event.

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5 Comments for Marin Cilic Reinstated From Doping, Will Play Paris

metan Says:

This is a good news indeed. Welcome Back Cilic. Hope he has a good run in Paris.

Dear Staff,
Paris draw is out, why there’s no a thread about it. Rafa had been seeing doing a practiced in Paris Court together with Wawa.
Vamos Rafa.!!

Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Congrats Marin and welcome back to the tour,you did your time,so lets leave it at that,hes always had alot of talent and the game to trouble the very best.
Metan why dont you put your knowledge to the test and give Kimberlys bracket challenge a try?its very user friendly and alot of fun,and theres a column where you can leave a post to the fellow pickers too:))..

metan Says:

I tried couple of times Kimberly bracket challenge but always couldn’t get trough, so I decided to stuck with tennis x.

I read some comments here and try to discuss with my coach, and see how I could apply it on the tennis court. And it is easy coz I can use mobile phone to see all those comments.

Anna Says:

Glad Marin will be back on the court.

The Great Davy Says:

If ATP took doping seriously I would be slam champion right now. Instead they focus on ‘fixing’ but I see no fixing all the broken rules.

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