Long sanction for Teymuraz Gabashvili (270 ° in the ATP ranking), the experienced Russian tennis player who in June 2021 I had tested positive for doping while playing the Challenger in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and that by decision of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) You won’t be able to play until 2023.
The 36-year-old in turn acknowledged his infraction compared to the controls that were carried out during the contest and in which the presence of furosemide, a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
In this regard, the ITF announced: “This is Mr. Gabashvili’s first anti-doping rule violation. The decision determines that he has committed an infraction of the Program, that must serve a period of disqualification of twenty months, and that period began on November 18, 2021, so it ends at midnight on July 17, 2023.
It should be noted that the Russian, despite his long experience on the circuit, has not yet earned any professional title nor has he ever played a final.
The peak of his career came in 2016, the year in which he became No. 46 in the world. While, his last participation was in the recent ATP 250 in Stockholm, where he fell in the first round of qualifying against Viktor Durasovic.
In 2021 he still did not play any main draw from some professional tournament. And to do so, you will have to wait at least until 2023.