In the biggest tennis related doping story this year so far, former Serbian world number 12 Viktor Troicki has received a 18 month ban for a doping violation. The violation dates back to the Monte Carlo Masters in which Troicki was required to produce both a urine and blood sample however he only produced a urine sample.
He raid that he requested if he can not give his blog sample due to feeling unwell at the time but the International Tennis Federation has rejected this claim. In a news coonfrence he said:-
"`I am innocent,"
"I have never ever taken any prohibited substance or ever thought of doing so. I did not lie and this really hurts.'".
Troicki has made the third round at Wimbledon and forth round at the French open this year so far as well as a 19-19 win loss this season.According to his official website he said he had a blood test when he felt better just after and it proved negative. He admitted that he didn't consult the ATP medical team at the time regarding this issue. He has also confirmed that he will be appealing against this claim.
You can read his entire version of what happend and where he is going to go from now on his website.