DescriptionRobert Farah© AP Photo/Sarah Stier
TASS, January 14. Colombian tennis player Robert Farah will not play in the Open championship of Australia (Australian Open) in doubles due to a positive doping test. The athlete said on Twitter.
Earlier it became known that Farah will miss the Australian Open, which starts on 20 January.
“A few hours ago the international tennis Federation (ITF) has informed me about the presence of boldenone in the sample that I passed 17 Oct 2019. Two weeks before that, I had blood tests and the result was negative. I passed 15 samples worldwide in the course of the season, and they were all negative,” wrote Farah.
He also noted that, according to the guidelines of the National Olympic Committee of Colombia, boldenone often find in Colombian meat.
Farah takes the first place in the doubles ranking of the Association of tennis professionals (ATP). He is a winner of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year, also on account of his reaching the final of the Australian Open in 2018.