Viktor Troicki denies any doping wrongdoing

Viktor Troicki said that it was the doping control officer (DCO) who had allowed him go without giving a blood sample because he felt "awfully bad" that day. Troicki, who is currently at 53 in the world, reached a career high 12 in 2011 and has won $4.5 million (3.4 million euros) in prize money.

updated: July 26, 2013 14:03 IST
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Belgrade: 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

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