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Banned Gasquet out of French Open

Updated: May 11, 2009, 3:56 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- French tennis player Richard Gasquet was suspended Monday following a positive cocaine test and will miss the French Open.

The International Tennis Federation expects to have a panel in place within 60 days for a hearing. Gasquet could face a two-year ban if found guilty.

The 22-year-old player is gathering evidence to prove his innocence despite two samples testing positive. He said a separate test of his hair samples May 7 showed no trace of cocaine. Cocaine traces were ...

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