PARIS - Croatia's Marin Cilic has had his suspension for doping reduced from nine months to four by the CAS, the ITF announced Friday. Cilic, 24, currently ranked 47th in the world, tested positive for the stimulant nikethamide at the Munich Open in May and was banned by an independent tribunal in September. The ban was backdated to May 1, meaning he would have been able to return to action on February 1, 2014. However, the CAS ruled the ban should run for four months from June 26, meaning it now expires on Saturday Octoebr 26, leaving Cilic free to compete in the Masters 1000 tournament in Paris from next Monday, should he choose to. "The CAS has partially upheld the appeal by Marin Cilic against the decision of the independent tribunal dated 23 September 2013," the ITF announced. AFP