Odesnik denies involvement with lab
LONDON (AP) - An American tennis player who served a one-year ban for possessing human growth hormone denies involvement with a Florida clinic being investigated for reportedly selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez and other baseball players.
Wayne Odesnik said reports that his name had been found on handwritten records kept at the Biogenesis Clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., were "erroneous.''
The 107th-ranked Odesnik fell in five sets to Jimmy Wang of Taiwan at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Afterward, he was asked about the history of his drug case. He received a two-year suspension after Australian customs agents found him in possession of eight vials of HGH when trying to enter the country in 2010.
The suspension was reduced to 12 months for his cooperation with authorities investigating drug and betting in the sport.