Andrew Martin had played a last ATP against Fabio Fognini in Umag in 2016. After this defeat, Martin had no longer found any dimension in the ATP Tour, continued to sail in Challengers and Futures, with still decent results, but he had nevertheless caught the top-100 by reaching number 93 in the ranking thanks to the excellent place in the part achieved results.
Early 2020 on South American clay courts. In Belgrade, in the second leg of the tournament that had marked the restart of the circus after the very long stop due to cause, he had even taken a set away from an injured Novak Djokovic before understandably surrendering in the third set.
The suspension of Andrei Martin: These are the reasons
The Slovakian, born in 1989, has been provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Integrity Agency under Article 7.12.1 of the Anti-Doping Program. The player had received an infraction on July 22 for the presence of a sample of a banned substance and apparently for using the same without authorization from the competent authorities.
Martin had been subjected to a doping control at the Bratislava Challenger last June, where he also lost quite clearly in the first round against Svircina. The unspecified substance found in Sample A is SARM S-22. SARM indicates selective androgen receptor modulators, while S-22 offers some muscle development benefits.
The player was apparently given another option, namely to request that Sample B also be analyzed in order to confirm or deny the result. The ITIA press release obviously emphasizes another element in the last part.
Andrej Martin cannot participate in events sanctioned, organized or sanctioned by the sports federations during this suspension period. His best ATP finishes were 93rd in singles, achieved in February 2020, and 69th in doubles in July 2016.
He made his debut in Slovakia’s Davis Cup team in 2013 and represented his country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. 2016. He has multiple titles to his credit having won both singles and doubles on the Challenger and ITF circuits. His best result in an ATP tournament was the final at the Croatia Open Umag in Umag in July 2016, which he lost to Fabio Fognini.
In the juniors he reached on January 1, 2007 eighth place in the ITF rankings. Together with his compatriot Martin Kližan he reached the final of the junior doubles tournament at Wimbledon in 2006.