Omar Jasika, the boy’s singles champion of the 2014 US Open, claims he has no qualms about discussing his doping suspension because he has since changed for the better and grown as a player. In the past, Jasika, now 25, was hailed as one of the best and brightest players in the world.
As of 2018, Jasika is prohibited from playing for two years due to a positive cocaine test. “That’s the first one, right? At first, I panicked about how I was going to break the news to my parents “To Punto de Break, Jasika revealed.
This experience has changed me for the better, Jasika.
Jasika, in an interview with Punto de Break, discussed the many ways in which he has grown as a person and artist over the past few years.
The issue is not taboo for Jasika, as she stated. “Previously, (it was taboo to discuss), but now, I have no qualms about doing so. It occurred back in the dark ages. What I did was wrong, but that doesn’t make me a bad person.
I did not assault anyone, and I did not take anyone’s life. There are probably a lot more people out there like me than not. For a recreational drug that helps enhance performance and, in my opinion, has wiped out half the population of the Earth, I think my two-year sentence is quite severe.
Obviously, that has shaped me into a better person. In retrospect, I can honestly say that this experience improved me as a person. The fact that I was going to get to play again after serving a two-year suspension only added insult to injury. I was looking forward to competing in my first tournament since returning…
due to COVID, however, it was put on hold. This is where we encounter COVID. Three years had passed since the suspension, and I still had to wait. My wanderlust had returned.” The pandemic derailed Jasika’s plans to return to the field in 2020.
ITF Tour is where Jasika has spent most of his time since his return to competitive tennis in 2021. This year, Jasika has competed in five ITF finals, and she has won four of them.