Two individuals formerly involved in tennis have been sanctioned for offenses under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).

David Gorsic, a Slovenian former tennis player, and Steven Nguyen, an inactive Australian national-level official, both admitted to betting on tennis while covered by the TACP. Though historic, the offenses were discovered by the ITIA during current investigations, and sanctions have been issued in line with TACP sanctioning guidelines.

Gorsic, who reached a career-high world singles ranking of 1399 in 2015, received a sanction of six months (three months of which are suspended) after admitting to wagering on tennis between 2017 and 2018.

Gorsic, whose period of ineligibility began on 21 May 2024 and ends on midnight at 20 August 2024, has also been fined $5,000, of which $3,500 is suspended.

Meanwhile, Nguyen, a national-level official who has officiated at ITF junior, wheelchair and W25 events, received a three-month sanction and a $2,000 fine (of which $1,400 is suspended), after admitting to placing bets on tennis matches between 2021 and 2023.

Nguyen’s period of ineligibility began on 23 May 2024 and ends at midnight on 22 August 2024.

During their sanctions, Gorsic and Nguyen are prohibited from officiating at or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the members of the ITIA (ATP, ITF, WTA, Tennis Australia, Fédération Française de Tennis, Wimbledon and USTA).

The ITIA is an independent body established by its tennis members to promote, encourage, enhance, and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.


Published 10 June 2024 14:00

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