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Old 11-23-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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Default Please dont Slander Volandri! :)

Originally Posted by airdupont View Post
But then Federer never got banned due to illegal drugs use and gambling
Unfortunately you did not get your facts straight

Volandri had earlier come under suspicion for betting and match fixing and his name featured prominently in a list compiled by the ATP of matches under suspicion for corruption.[2]

In January 2009 Volandri received a 3-month ban from the ATP for a doping offence after testing positive for salbutamol during on March 13, 2008 at the Indian Wells tournament.[3] Volandri did have a medical exemption from the International Tennis Federation to use salbutamol, an asthma medication, but the ITF deemed that his use of the drug was beyond therapeutic needs. His suspension was to last through April 14, 2009 and required him to forfeit all prize money and ranking points earned from the date of the failed test until the beginning of his suspension.[4]

In March 2009 the Court of Arbitration for Sport overruled the ATP decision and ruled that Volandri should be reinstated and his forfeited ranking points and earnings returned to him. Volandri stated that he intends to sue the ATP over the incident.[
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