Nicolas Jarry suspended for doping violation

Nicolas Jarry's urine sample, given during his participation at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid last year, was found to contain prohibited substances.

Nicolas Jarry pictured at the ATP Cup in Brisbane earleir this month.   -  Getty Images

Chile’s Nicolas Jarry has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping violation after the world number 78 was tested at the Davis Cup.

Jarry’s urine sample was found to contain prohibited substances Ligandrol and Stanozolol after testing by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The 24-year-old provided the sample during his participation at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid in November last year.

Jarry was charged with the violation on January 4 and was provisionally suspended with effect from January 14.

“Mr Jarry had (and retains) the right to apply to the Chair of the Independent Tribunal convened to hear his case why the Provisional Suspension should not be imposed, but has chosen not to exercise that right to date,” a ITF statement said.

Jarry reached a career-high singles ranking of 38 in July 2019, but has never been past the second round at any of the four Grand Slams.

His doubles career includes quarterfinal appearances at the French and US Opens in 2018.

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