Richard Gasquet Back On Tour
July 16, 2009 · Print This Article
Finally some good news to report! Richard Gasquet’s sentence for violating the tour’s drug policy has been reduced to 2 months and 15 days which means as of July 15, 2009 Gasquet is permitted to play back on tour. Gasquet had been found with cocaine in his system back in March during the Miami tournament. Gasquet claims that the cocaine was second hand and he got it from sharing a glass or making out with the eliged woman named “Pamela.” The report goes on to describe the night where Dicky was partying at club as well as visiting Miami’s finest strip clubs.
You can read the full ITF report here. Overall it is good that the guy is back in the game because even if he was guilty, cocaine is not a performance enhancing drug and therefore a 2 year ban was quite excessive. This may have been what Reeshard needed to allow himself to regroup and get serious about his tennis again. What do you think? Should his suspension been longer that 2.5 months?