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Marin Cilic: Tennis Ace Suspended Over Doping
Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic has been suspended from playing for nine months for breaking doping laws.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) says the suspension will be back-dated to May 1 so he will be able to return to the tennis circuit on January 31, 2014.
Cilic tested positive in Munich for nikethamide, a stimulant that affects the user's respiratory cycle.
The ITF says an independent tribunal found Cilic "ingested the nikethamide inadvertently as a result of taking Coramine glucose tablets, and did not intend to enhance his performance in doing so".
The 24-year-old has not played since withdrawing from his second-round match at Wimbledon in June.
He was ranked as high as number nine in the world in early 2010 after reaching the semi-finals at that year's Australian Open. Cilic is currently ranked 24 in the world.