Professional tennis players Robert Farah and Nicolas Jarry have been suspended for positive doping tests. The world association ITF announced on Tuesday. Farah gave a positive training test on October 17, 2019, in which the banned substance Boldenone was found, it said. A November 19 urine sample therefore contained traces of the banned substances ligandrol and stanozolol.

Farah announced his cancellation for the Australian Open on Tuesday, initially “for personal reasons”. A little later, the number one in the double world ranking list went public with the positive doping test. According to Farah, the forbidden substance got into his body through the consumption of meat in his native Colombia. He would now examine ways of proving this. Farah had won Wimbledon and the US Open last year.

Jarry had given the sample at the Davis Cup final in Madrid. On November 19, Chile faced Argentina in the group stage and lost 0-3, Jarry played a single and was also in doubles. Two days later Chile lost 1-2 to Germany at the end of the preliminary round, Jarry lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber. Chile dropped out after the group stage.

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