Rusedski to attend hearing

MONTREAL -- Former U.S. Open finalist Greg Rusedski will
appear at next week's hearing about his positive steroid test, a
spokeswoman said Wednesday.

"Greg is not expecting a decision on Monday," Susan McMahon
said from London.

Rusedski's drug test at a tournament last year in Indianapolis
showed the steroid nandrolone. He denied using the substance.

He said his test was similar to those of seven other players who
tested positive for nandrolone, but who escaped suspension when it
was found the drug might have come from supplements administered by
ATP Tour trainers.

However, Rusedski's positive test came after the ATP instructed
its training and medical staff in May to stop issuing the

If Rusedski is found guilty of doping, he could face a two-year
ban that could be appealed to an arbitration panel.

Rusedski was born in Montreal, but he chose to play for Britain
in the 1990s. He lost to Patrick Rafter in the 1997 U.S. Open final
and reached a career-high ranking of No. 4 that year; he's
currently 101st.

Rusedski and Andy Roddick share the record for fastest serve,
149 mph.