I wanted to let you know that a few days ago, I received a letter from the ITF that I had failed a drug test at the Australian Open. I did fail the test, and I take full responsibility for it.
我想讓你們知道，幾天前，我收到一封 ITF(國際網球聯合會) 的信函，告知我沒通過澳網公開賽的一項藥檢。我確實沒通過檢測，而我會為此負全責。
For the past 10 years, I have been given a medicine called Mildronate by my doctor—by my family doctor. And a few days ago, after I received the ITF letter, I found out that it also has another name of Meldonium, which I did not know. It's very important for you to understand that for 10 years, this medicine was not on WADA's banned list, and I had been legally taking the medicine for the past 10 years. But on January 1, the rules had changed and Meldonium became a prohibited substance, which I had not known.
過去十年來，我的醫生開給我一種名為 Mildronate 的藥物－－我的家庭醫生開的。幾天前，在我收到 ITF 的來信後，我發現這種藥還有另一種名字叫 Meldonium，我以前並不知道。讓你們了解這件事是很重要的，過去十年來，這種藥物並不在 WADA(世界反禁藥組織)的禁藥名單上，而我已經合法服用這種藥十年了。不過在一月一號，規則變更而 Meldonium 成為禁藥，我並不知情。
I was given this medicine by my doctor for several health issues that I was having back in 2006. I was getting sick a lot—I was getting the flu every couple of months. I had irregular EKG results, as well as indications of diabetes with a family history of diabetes. I thought it was very important for me to come out and speak about this in front of all of you because throughout my long career, I have been very open and honest about many things. And I take great responsibility and professionalism in my job every single day, and I made a huge mistake. And I...I've let my fans down, I've let this sport down...that I've been playing since the age of four, that I love so deeply.
我因為 2006 年一些健康問題所以我的醫生才開給我這種藥。那時我很常生病－－每幾個月就感冒。我有心律不整的問題，還有家族糖尿病史顯示我有糖尿病的跡象。我認為我公開站出來在你們所有人面前談這件事是很重要的，因為在我長久的職業生涯中，我一直對許多事都十分公開和誠實。我每天都很認真看待我的職業和專業，而我犯了很大的錯誤。我...我讓我的球迷失望、我讓這項運動失望...這項我從四歲就從事、我深愛的運動。
I know that with this, I face consequences, and I don't wanna end my career this way. And I really hope that I will be given another chance to play this game. And I know many of you thought that I would be retiring today and announcing my retirement, but if I was ever going to announce my retirement, it would probably not be in a downtown Los Angeles hotel with this fairly ugly carpet.