"He [Cilic] played and won his first round match at Wimbledon on 24 June. He has not played in a competitive match since. On 26 June his lawyers in Brussels responded on his behalf, voluntarily accepting a provisional suspension until a decision in the case, and waiving his right to analysis of the B sample. He withdrew from Wimbledon, citing a knee injury to avoid adverse publicity."He lied. How many other times have players told this lied to the media and fans? What do the governing bodies of tennis have to say about these lies?
"[Pedro] Munoz, the former Spanish federation president, said in an interview in Madrid last week that “many times” tennis authorities have kept cases secret.
"He said he travelled with a Spanish player, whom he declined to identify, to an ATP hearing in Paris after the athlete tested positive for a drug he took to help heal a shoulder injury in the late 1990s. The men’s tour fined the player the equivalent of about 5,000 euros ($6,700) and never made the test result public, according to Munoz."
Cilic is denying that he faked a knee injury:
'Cilic said that he had "already developed a significant knee injury before Wimbledon and aggravated it during my first round match.
'Stressing that he was "nonetheless very keen to continue playing" at the tournament he was then "advised that there was a possibility that my results at Wimbledon could be wiped out depending on the result of my case."
'"It no longer made any sense for me to risk causing my knee a more serious injury and to deprive someone else the opportunity of playing deeper into the tournament.
'"I therefore took the painful decision to pull out of Wimbledon and to accept a voluntary suspension pending the determination of my case."'
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