British tennis ace Dan Evans confirms comeback in Glasgow after cocaine ban

Jose Verdugo
Abril 17, 2018

Briton Dan Evans is set to return from a one-year doping ban as a wildcard entrant at this month's ATP Challenger Tour event in Glasgow, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Monday.

Evans was handed a relatively lenient sentence by the International Tennis Federation after it accepted "inadvertent contamination" was to blame for his positive test.

The former world No 41, who had been granted access to LTA facilities and support from the sport's governing body to help his return, was free to return to tournament tennis on April 24.

"I have learned a lot about myself in my own time off from the match, a sport I love much".

The former world No. 41 is now ranked at 994 on the ATP leaderboard, but the LTA have opted to hand him a wild card into qualifying.

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'I am now committed to training hard, resuming my career and getting back to where I was, although appreciate this will take time.

'I am grateful to those who have stood by me, the fans and the LTA for the opportunity to compete again.

Afterwards he passed & ldquo; agreed checks & rdquo; within the previous 6 months, the LTA given Evans a wild card.

"Dan has reflected on his experience over the a year ago, and has begun to support the development of the LTA's anti-doping education materials to help emerging young players avoid similar mistakes".

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