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Odesnik Accepts Voluntary Suspension

Posted by gauloises1 on April 19, 2010

Brief update on the HGH saga: Wayne Odesnik has taken what the ITF calls a ‘voluntary provisional suspension’ from ATP and ITF events – but could start playing again at any time he chooses.

“How long that suspension will remain in place will be at the discretion of the player, but we would normally expect it to continue through to the point at which a tribunal renders a decision on the case,” said Stuart Miller, the head of the ITF’s anti-doping program. “Technically, the length of any withdrawal is his choice.”


Odesnik will face an independent tribunal in the next two months and could be banned for up to two years. The current suspension, because it’s voluntary in nature, will count towards whatever sentence he serves.

One Response to “Odesnik Accepts Voluntary Suspension”

  1. AmyLu said

    I personally think that the money/ranking points he will have to give back for the tournaments he’s played, like Houston, should be distributed to the players he beat along the way. I’m not really sure how to calculate the amount of both money and points that should be given to each opponent, but I feel like there could be a very equitable way to do this, if thought was put into it.

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