January 16, 2009
Volandri punished for asthma drug overuse
The International Tennis Federation Friday banned Italian Filippo Volandri for three months for improper use of an asthma drug.
Volandri's use of the drug salbutamol exceeded medical requirements, the ITF said.
Volandri, ranked 109th in the world, failed a drug test in Indian Wells, Calif., March 13.
His results on the tour since then will be nullified and he must return any prize money won during that period.