16 Jul 2009

French tennis player completes cocaine suspension

6:44 am on 16 July 2009

The French tennis player Richard Gasquet has been cleared to return to tournament play after testing positive for cocaine.

23-year-old Gasquet, who was ranked 7th in the world last year, was suspended in May for two months and fifteen days after failing a doping test at the Miami Masters in March.

The International Federation accepted his defence that "the cocaine entered his system through inadvertent contamination in a nightclub".