09 Jan 2018

Provisional suspension imposed on Yurii Dzhavakian


Yurii Dzhavakian has accepted a voluntary provisional suspension under Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2017 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the "Programme"), pending determination of the charge against him at a hearing pursuant to Article 8 of the Programme.

Mr. Dzhavakian, a 24-year-old player from Ukraine, provided a urine sample on 9 October 2017 in association with his participation in the Qualifying Draw of the PTT ITF Men’s Pro Circuit held in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

The sample was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada for analysis, and was found to contain Methylhexanamine. Methylhexanamine is a Specified substance, which is prohibited under category S6(b) of the 2017 WADA Prohibited List (Stimulants), and therefore is also prohibited under the Programme.

On 8 December 2017, Mr. Dzhavakian was charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme (presence of a Prohibited Substance in a Player’s Sample), and accepted a voluntary Provisional Suspension with effect from 6 January 2018.

No admission shall be inferred, or other adverse inference drawn, from the decision of Mr. Dzhavakian to accept a voluntary Provisional Suspension. If Mr. Dzhavakian complies in full with the conditions of his voluntary Provisional Suspension, then that period of voluntary suspension will be credited against any period of ineligibility subsequently imposed on him.