An independent tribunal has suspended American tennis player Jenson Brooksby for 18 months. They found him guilty of three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period, the International Tennis Integrity Agency confirmed.
Brooksby has a career-high ATP singles ranking of 33. The sanction will be backdated to 5 July 2023 and end on 4 January 2025. During this time, the player can’t play in, coach at, or attend any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the tennis members of the ITIA: ATP, ITF, WTA, Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open
The tribunal, set up by Sport Resolutions, convened on October 10, 2023. They heard testimony from Brooksby and several witnesses, including the Doping Control Officer involved in the disputed second missed test. Brooksby acknowledged the validity of the first and third missed tests, so but didn’t agree with the second one.
After reviewing the evidence, the tribunal determined Brooksby was highly at fault for the missed test, finding the DCO ‘took all reasonable steps to locate the player’ during the identified time slot and Brooksby was negligent by not making himself available for testing then.