The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) today confirms that Chilean tennis coach and former player, Sebastian Rivera has been provisionally suspended from the sport, pending the full consideration of match fixing charges against him.

The provisional suspension was granted under section F.3 of the 2022 Tennis Anti-Corruption Program rules:

The ITIA may at any time impose a Provisional Suspension on a Covered Person, including (i) before a Notice of Major Offense has been issued, (ii) before a Hearing or (iii) at any time after a Hearing but prior to the AHO’s issuance of a written Decision.

Mr Rivera was a player with a highest ATP ranking of 705 and has since gone on to be a coach. The player’s provisional suspension begins from the date of issue on 10 May 2022 and he is prohibited from playing in, coaching at or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by any international tennis governing body or national association until the full disciplinary process is completed.

The ITIA is an independent body established by the International Governing Bodies of Tennis to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.

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Published 14 June 2022 13:30

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