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Blown a Gasquet

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Richard Gasquet has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for cocaine. According to the BBC, the 22 year old failed a test at the Miami Masters in March, and could now face a two year ban from the sport. Traces of the drug were found in his urine sample.

Despite this, the Frenchman was quick to tell the press that he was not to blame. 'I want to prove my innocence and will explain myself at an appropriate time.' He also said that he submitted to an independent test and that a hair analysis showed no sign of cocaine abuse. 'Given the complexity of the case, I am gathering the evidence of my innocence and will later set a date to make further comments.'

An anti-doping tribunal will be assembled within 60 days to hear Gasquet's case.

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