25 Aug 2017

Provisional suspension imposed on Jake Mak


[PressRelease]

Jake Mak has been provisionally suspended under Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2017 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the "Programme"), pending determination of the charge against him at a full hearing pursuant to Article 8 of the Programme.

Mr. Mak, a 27-year-old player from the Netherlands, was notified that he had been selected to provide an Out-of-Competition blood sample on 24 February 2017. Mr. Mak did not provide that blood sample. On 18 May 2017, Mr. Mak was charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.3 of the Programme (Refusing or Failing without compelling justification to submit to Sample collection after notification).

Mr. Mak accepted a voluntary Provisional Suspension with effect from 23 August 2017. In accepting a voluntary Provisional Suspension, Mr. Mak is entitled to credit against any period of ineligibility subsequently imposed on him.

The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme applies to all players competing at Grand Slam tournaments and events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP, and WTA. Players are tested for substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and, upon a finding that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation has been committed, sanctions are imposed under the Programme in compliance with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code. More information on the Programme, sanctions, statistics, and related matters can be found at www.itftennis.com/antidoping.

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