Wayne Odesnik
Wayne Odesnik's career has been essentially ended by the ITF rulingGetty Images

United States tennis player Wayne Odesnik has been banned from the sport for 15 years after testing positive for anabolic steroids and human growth hormones.

The 29-year-old provided three different samples to the United States Anti-Doping Agency between 14 December 2014 and 12 January, with tests discovering traces of methenolone, androst-(2,3)-en-17-one and GHRP-6.

Having been banned for one year for importing a human growth hormone into Australia in 2010 (it was initially a two-year ban but it was reduced), Odesnik's second doping offence has seen his career come to an end after having an unprecedented ban handed down to him by the International Tennis Federation.

During 11 years as a professional, Odesnik won 14 Challenger and Future singles titles but was never ranked higher than 77 in the ATP rankings and failed to go beyond the third round at a grand slam, with his last-32 appearance at the 2008 French Open his best major finish.

British number one Andy Murray has taken aim at the South African-born player by posting on Twitter: "Bye bye Wayne... Good riddance."