Murray Calls For Transparency In Doping Case

Andrew Barron “Andy” Murray, the Scottish professional tennis player who is ranked World No. 3 and British No. 1, has remarked he wants more clarity with respect to the mysterious case of unconfirmed reports that Marin Cilic, failed a drug test in May. Murray made these remarks while being a part of Great Britain’s World Group Playoff tie.

Andy Murray further remarked he thinks it’s about time everyone knew what was going on and added everyone knows what’s happening and he has clearly failed a drugs test but he doesn’t don’t know why that can’t come out as it’s not that he’s injured. Andy Murray expressed his frustration over the damage caused by the Cilic rumor. There has been official silence in line with ITF policy that will continue until the appeal judgment is handed down.

Ranked no. 24, Cilic has not played since withdrawing from his second round match at Wimbledon after he cited a left knee injury.

Cilic’s former long-term coach, Bob Brett, disclosed that Cilic informed him that he ingested an over-the-counter supplement provided by a member of his entourage and therefore he exceeded acceptable limits of glucose. Brett branded Cilic careless and naive for taking an over-the-counter supplement that saw him fail a doping test. Bob Brett, who had coached Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic in the past, also called in the ITF and the ATP to do more to educate players about the risks of using non-sanctioned supplements. He remarked the [ATP and WTA] Tours need to help educate the players and people working with the players of the consequences and risk. Handing someone a pamphlet is like when you get something in the post; it tends not to get read. It has to be drummed into them. Brett added all through the years he have always explained the importance of not buying products over the counter because of the risk of contaminated products.

Marin Čilić was introduced to Brett by his fellow countryman Goran Ivanišević and Čilić turned professional in 2005. He won the La Vie Junior Cup Villach in singles and the Dutch Junior Open in doubles after which he qualified for the 2004 US Open, where he lost in the second round to Sam Querrey. Cilic won the French Open title in Boy’s singles, beating Andy Murray in the semi-final and Antal van der Duim in the final.

Croatia’s No. 1 Cilic was in London for attending a hearing regarding his failed drug test, according to The Independent. Croatian Davis Cup Captain Zeljko Krajan also remarked that Cilic would appear before an International Tennis Federation panel. According to reports in Crotian media, Cilic failed a drug test in Munich because of high glucose levels after ingesting an over-the-counter supplement. It is rumored that the Crotian star may tell an independent tribunal that his mother was to blame for the failed drug test, as she was the one who purchased the supplement. It is also speculated in Crotian media that Cilic might be handed a three-month retrospective ban. Prize money and ranking points earned during retrospective bans are withdrawn and a suspension of three months might have ended before the start of the Montreal tournament.

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