Tennis: Banned player Troicki denies any doping wrongdoing, plans appeal
BELGRADE (AFP) - Serbia's Viktor Troicki, who was banned for 18 months by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for flouting doping rules, on Friday denied any wrongdoing and said he would appeal the sanction.
The 27-year-old was found guilty of failing to provide a blood sample during a drugs test at the Monte Carlo Masters in April.
"I am destroyed and exhausted... This enormous sanction makes me speechless," Troicki said in a statement at his official web site www.viktortroicki.com.
Troicki said he would appeal the ITF decision.