American Accused of Failures on Where to Find Them
The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) can confirm today that American tennis player Jenson Brooksby has voluntarily chosen to receive a temporary suspension under the Tennis Anti-Doping Program (TADP).
The 22-year-old Brooksby, who is 33 in the career-breaking singles standings, has been a member of the International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP) since January 1, 2022. The IRTP requires the sport’s highest ranked players to provide ATP quarterly. , a record of game shows, venues, and the daily one-hour timeframe during which they are available to be tested while out of competition. This is known as Where.
Three Where Found Faults, which may include missed tests or filing errors within a 12-month period, may result in an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under article 2.4 of the TADP, with a maximum suspension of two years. In Brooksby’s case, three tests missed in a 12-month period from April 2022 were recorded.
Players with three Where to Find Faults are given the option to voluntarily be suspended, and any time withdrawn will be deducted from the player’s absence time. The player chose this option, which came into effect on July 5, 2023.
Although Brooksby has chosen to receive temporary suspension, doing so does not mean that the player who has notified ITIA that they will appeal one or more Where-To-Find Faults filed against them has accepted the charges. The case will therefore be heard by the Independent Tribunal at an as yet unconfirmed date.
As the case is currently referred to an Independent Tribunal, ITIA will respect applicable privacy rules and will not comment further at this time.
Thursday, 06 July 2023