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Sanction

Hichem Yasri
3 months ban

Date of Violation
02/09/2021

Start date of Sanction
28/07/2021

End Date of Sanction
27/10/2021

Hichem Yasri was banned for three months after admitting betting on tennis matches.

In addition, the player was given a fine of $5,000 (suspended on condition of no further breaches)

David Rocher
18 months suspension

End Date of Sanction
06/02/2022

Line umpire banned for 18 months (with four months suspended) and fined $5,000 (with $4,000 suspended) for breaching betting rules.

George Kennedy
6 months suspension

End Date of Sanction
01/04/2022

Suspended for seven months (three suspended) and fined $10,000 ($9,000 suspended) for betting offences.

 

Issam Taweel
5 years suspension (2 years suspended)

End Date of Sanction
01/08/2022

Suspended for five years and fined $15,000 for match-fixing and other associated corruption offences. Two years of the ban and $13,000 of the fine are suspended on condition that no further breaches of anti-corruption rules are committed.

Piotr Gadomski
8 years and 6 months suspension

End Date of Sanction
09/09/2022

Suspended for seven years after being found guilty of match fixing offences. Additional 18 months added for a breach of the suspension.

Also fined $15,000.00. 

 

Mustafa Hatem
3 years suspension (1 year suspended)

End Date of Sanction
08/10/2022

Suspended for three-years, a year of which is suspended. He was also given a suspended fine of $3,000.

 

Armando Alfonso Belardi Gonzalez
2 years and six months suspension

End Date of Sanction
17/12/2022

Venezuelan match official suspended for two years and six months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of committing breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).

Nikita Gudozhnikov
30 months suspension

End Date of Sanction
04/08/2023

Banned for 30 months, following failure to co-operate with an ITIA investigation.

Also fined $7,500.

Jonathan Kanar
4 years and 6 months suspension

End Date of Sanction
10/01/2024

Suspended for four years and six months and fined $2,000 after admitting to match-fixing and non-reporting offences.

Nick Lindahl
7 years suspension

End Date of Sanction
12/01/2024

Suspended for seven years and fined US$35,000 for match fixing offences and failing to co-operate with an investigation.

Gerard Joseph Platero Rodriguez
4 years suspension (6 months suspended)

End Date of Sanction
29/03/2024

Suspended for four years and fined $15,000 after being convicted of courtsiding, betting and non-co-operation offences. Six months of the ban are suspended on condition that no further breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) are committed.

 

Barbora Palcatova
3 years suspension (15 months suspended)

Start date of Sanction
31/03/2021

End Date of Sanction
31/03/2024

Banned for three years (with 15 months suspended) and fined $5,000 (with $3,500 suspended) for a match fixing offence.

Carlos Andrés Sepúlveda Navarro
Three years ban

Start date of Sanction
08/06/2021

End Date of Sanction
08/06/2024

Carlos Andrés Sepúlveda Navarro was banned from the sport for three years after admitting to multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) rules. In addition to the ban, Sepúlveda Navarro was fined $10,000 with $8,000 suspended.

Nikita Kryvonos
10 years suspension

End Date of Sanction
29/11/2025

Banned for 10 years and fined $20,000 after being found guilty of breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (Program).

Majed Kilani
7 years suspension

End Date of Sanction
24/06/2027

Banned for seven years and fined $7,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing charges.

Juan Carlos Saez
8 years suspension

End Date of Sanction
18/08/2027

Suspended for eight years and fined $12,500 for failing to co-operate with an investigation.

Potito Starace
10 years suspension

End Date of Sanction
21/11/2028

Banned for 10 years and fined $100,000, after being found guilty of match-fixing and associated offences.

 

Enrique López Pérez
8 Years Suspension

End Date of Sanction
01/12/2028

Banned for eight years and fined $25,000 after being found guilty of match fixing charges.

Yuri Khachatryan
10 Years Suspension

End Date of Sanction
04/11/2030

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has today confirmed that two Bulgarian tennis players have been banned and face significant fines, after being convicted of a number of corruption offences.

Karen Khachatryan has been handed a lifetime ban from the sport and a fine of $250,000 (US). His brother, Yuri Khachatryan has been banned for ten years and fined $50,000 (US) following a TIU investigation and hearing.

A TIU investigation established that between 2017 and 2019, 26 year old Karen Khachatryan was responsible for numerous breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme, including:

- Five cases of match fixing

- Nine cases of soliciting other players not to use best efforts

- Repeated failure to co-operate with the TIU investigation

As a result of his conviction, Mr Khachatryan is now permanently excluded from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport and must pay a fine of $250,000 (US).

He had been provisionally suspended from all professional tennis since June 2019, as a result of concerns about his alleged involvement in corruption.

The investigation also established that 20 year old Yuri Khachatryan was also responsible for breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme, including:

- Making corrupt approaches to a fellow professional player

- Delaying in complying with the TIU’s demands for information, providing devices with which he had tampered and provided false information

- Wagered on tennis

- Facilitated others’ gambling on tennis

As a result of his conviction he is now excluded from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport for a period of ten years. He has been ordered to pay a fine of $50,000 (US).

He had also been provisionally suspended from all professional tennis since June 2019, as a result of the concerns about his alleged involvement in corruption.

The breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program the pair have committed relate to:

Section D.1.b: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any other person to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any Event or any other tennis competition. For the avoidance of doubt, to solicit or facilitate to wager shall include, but not be limited to: display of live tennis betting odds on a Covered Person website; writing articles for a tennis betting publication or website; conducting personal appearances for a tennis betting company; and appearing in commercials encouraging others to bet on tennis.”

Section D.1.d: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event”.

Section D.1.e: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any Player to not use his or her best efforts in any Event”.

Section D.2.a.i: In the event any Player is approached by any person who offers or provides any type of money, benefit or Consideration to a Player (i) influence the outcome or any other aspect of any Event, or (ii) provide Inside Information, it shall be the Player’s obligation to report such incident to the TIU as soon as possible.”

Section F.2.b: “All Covered Persons must co-operate fully with investigations conducted by the TIU including giving evidence at hearings, if requested. After a Covered Person receives a TIU request for an initial interview or otherwise becomes aware of any TIU investigation involving the Covered Person, the Covered Person shall (i) preserve and not tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence (including any personal devices described in Section F.2.c.i) or other information related to any Corruption Offense and (ii) not solicit, facilitate or advise any other person to fail to preserve, tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence or other information related to any Corruption Offense”.

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis.

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Roman Khassanov
10 years ban

Start date of Sanction
09/05/2021

End Date of Sanction
09/05/2031

Banned for 10 years after admitting multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) rules. In addition to the ban, Khassanov was fined $100,000, of which $75,000 is suspended.

Dagmara Baskova
12 years suspension

End Date of Sanction
31/12/2032

Slovakian tennis player Dagmara Baskova has been banned for a period of 12 years and fined $40,000 after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit uncovered five incidents of match fixing by the player in 2017.

Ms Baskova admitted the charges and Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Ian Mill QC ruled that she should be prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis for a period of 12 years. The majority of the fine is suspended, with $1,000 payable within 90 days.

Ms Baskova had a highest WTA ranking of 1117 in singles and 777 in doubles.

The breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP) that Ms Baskova has been found guilty of are:

D.1.d of the 2017 TACP – “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event.”

D.2.a.ii of the 2017 TACP – “In the event any Player knows or suspects that any other Covered Person or individual has committed a corruption Offense, it shall be the Players’ obligation to report such knowledge or suspicion to the TIU as soon as possible.”

Ms Baskova has since retired from the sport.

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA and established to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide. From 1 January 2021, the TIU will become part of a new, independent body – the International Tennis Integrity Agency.

Roberto Maytín
14 years suspension

Start date of Sanction
30/03/2021

End Date of Sanction
30/03/2035

Banned for 14 years and fined $100,000 ($75,000 of which is suspended) for match fixing offences.

Simohamed Hirs
Lifetime ban

Start date of Sanction
29/07/2021

Player was banned for life after being found guilty of match fixing offences. In addition, the player was fined $35,000.

Chitchai Srililai
Lifetime Ban

Start date of Sanction
08/10/2018

Chitchai Srililai one of three Thai umpires banned for life from officiating at or attending any professional tennis events after being found guilty of match fixing and betting offences.

Apisit Promchai
Lifetime Ban

Apisit Promchai one of three Thai umpires banned for life from officiating at or attending any professional tennis events after being found guilty of match fixing and betting offences.

Franco Feitt
Lifetime ban

Start date of Sanction
12/04/2021

Banned for life from the sport after admitting to multiple instances of match fixing between 2014 and 2018. In addition, he was fined $25,000.

Bukola Popoola
Lifetime ban

Start date of Sanction
10/03/2021

Rule Violated
Match fixing

Abiodun Oyegoke
Lifetime ban

Start date of Sanction
10/03/2021

Rule Violated
Match fixing

Aleksandrina Naydenova
Lifetime Ban

Bulgarian tennis player Aleksandrina Naydenova has been issued with a lifetime ban from the sport after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) found that she had partaken in match fixing activity multiple times between 2015 and 2019. Additionally, she was charged and found guilty of failing to co-operate with the TIU investigation. Alongside the ban, she has been fined $150,000 (US).

The disciplinary case was heard by Anti-corruption Hearing Officer Richard McLaren. He found that Ms Naydenova made 13 breaches of the Tennis Anti-corruption Programme (TACP) – 12 relating to match fixing and one relating to several incidents of non-co-operation with the TIU investigation process. The subsequent sanction means that from today, 20 November 2020, the player is permanently prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis.

Ms Naydenova who had a highest ITF singles ranking of 89 and WTA ranking of 218, had been provisionally suspended on 27 December 2019 prior to the hearing.

The breaches of the Tennis Anti-corruption Programme (TACP) that Ms Naydenova has been found guilty of are:

Section D.1.d. of the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 TACPs: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event.”

Section F.2.b / D.2.c of the 2017 and 2019 TACPs: “All Covered Persons must co-operate fully with investigations conducted by the TIU including giving evidence at hearings, if requested. After a Covered Person received a TIU request for an initial interview or otherwise becomes aware of any TIU investigation involving the Covered Person, the Covered Person shall (i) preserve and not tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence (including any personal devices described in Section F.2.c.i.) or any other information related to any Corruption Offense and (ii) not solicit, facilitate or advise any other person to fail to preserve, tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence or other information related to any Corruption Offense.”

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA and established to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide. From 1 January 2021, the TIU will become a new, independent body - the International Tennis Integrity Agency.

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Karen Khachatryan
Lifetime Ban

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has today confirmed that two Bulgarian tennis players have been banned and face significant fines, after being convicted of a number of corruption offences.

Karen Khachatryan has been handed a lifetime ban from the sport and a fine of $250,000 (US). His brother, Yuri Khachatryan has been banned for ten years and fined $50,000 (US) following a TIU investigation and hearing.

A TIU investigation established that between 2017 and 2019, 26 year old Karen Khachatryan was responsible for numerous breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme, including:

- Five cases of match fixing

- Nine cases of soliciting other players not to use best efforts

- Repeated failure to co-operate with the TIU investigation

As a result of his conviction, Mr Khachatryan is now permanently excluded from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport and must pay a fine of $250,000 (US).

He had been provisionally suspended from all professional tennis since June 2019, as a result of concerns about his alleged involvement in corruption.

The investigation also established that 20 year old Yuri Khachatryan was also responsible for breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme, including:

- Making corrupt approaches to a fellow professional player

- Delaying in complying with the TIU’s demands for information, providing devices with which he had tampered and provided false information

- Wagered on tennis

- Facilitated others’ gambling on tennis

As a result of his conviction he is now excluded from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport for a period of ten years. He has been ordered to pay a fine of $50,000 (US).

He had also been provisionally suspended from all professional tennis since June 2019, as a result of the concerns about his alleged involvement in corruption.

The breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program the pair have committed relate to:

Section D.1.b: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any other person to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any Event or any other tennis competition. For the avoidance of doubt, to solicit or facilitate to wager shall include, but not be limited to: display of live tennis betting odds on a Covered Person website; writing articles for a tennis betting publication or website; conducting personal appearances for a tennis betting company; and appearing in commercials encouraging others to bet on tennis.”

Section D.1.d: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event”.

Section D.1.e: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any Player to not use his or her best efforts in any Event”.

Section D.2.a.i: In the event any Player is approached by any person who offers or provides any type of money, benefit or Consideration to a Player (i) influence the outcome or any other aspect of any Event, or (ii) provide Inside Information, it shall be the Player’s obligation to report such incident to the TIU as soon as possible.”

Section F.2.b: “All Covered Persons must co-operate fully with investigations conducted by the TIU including giving evidence at hearings, if requested. After a Covered Person receives a TIU request for an initial interview or otherwise becomes aware of any TIU investigation involving the Covered Person, the Covered Person shall (i) preserve and not tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence (including any personal devices described in Section F.2.c.i) or other information related to any Corruption Offense and (ii) not solicit, facilitate or advise any other person to fail to preserve, tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence or other information related to any Corruption Offense”.

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis.

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Aymen Ikhlef
Lifetime Ban

Banned for life from the sport after an investigation uncovered multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP) rules by the player. The player was also fined $100,000.

 

Stanislav Poplavskyy
Lifetime ban

Lifetime ban after being found guilty of multiple match fixing and courtsiding activities  between 2015 and 2019.

In addition, the player was fined $10,000.

 

Alija Merdeeva
Lifetime Ban

Banned for life alongside fellow Russian player Sofia Dmitrieva after being found guilty of multiple charges of match fixing.

 

Sofia Dmitrieva
Lifetime ban

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has today confirmed that two Russian tennis players, Sofia Dmitrieva and Alija Merdeeva have been banned for life from the sport, following investigations into multiple incidents of match fixing. Two of the matches concerned involved both the players as doubles partners.

The cases were ruled on by Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Charles Hollander QC and the sanctions mean both players are permanently prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis.

Ms Merdeeva, who had a highest singles ranking of 928 and a highest doubles ranking of 644, was involved in two incidents of match fixing. Ms Dmitrieva, who had a highest WTA singles ranking of 1191 and a highest doubles ranking of 939, was involved in a total of six incidents of match fixing. In addition, she was charged with a failure to co-operate with the investigation.

The breach of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme that both players have been found guilty of are:

Section D.1.d of the 2018 TACP:

“No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event.”

In addition, Ms Dmitrieva was charged with section F.2.b/D.2.c of the 2019 TACP:

“All Covered Persons must cooperate fully with investigations conducted by the TIU including giving evidence at hearings, if requested. After a Covered Person receives a TIU request for an initial interview or otherwise becomes aware of any TIU investigation involving the Covered Person, the Covered Person shall (i) preserve and not tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence (including any personal devices described in Section F.2.c.i.) or other information related to any Corruption Offense and (ii) not solicit, facilitate or advise any other person to fail to preserve, tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence or other information related to any Corruption Offense.”

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

Temur Ismailov
Lifetime ban

Banned for seven years (with two suspended) and fined $12,000 for match fixing offences.

Additional charges meant the player is now banned for life, with an additional fine of $14,000.

 

Youssef Hossam
Lifetime ban

Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam has been banned from professional tennis for life following his conviction on multiple match-fixing and associated corruption charges.

Joao Olavo Soares de Souza
Lifetime ban
Diego Matos
Lifetime ban
Helen Ploskina
Lifetime ban

 

Ukrainian tennis player Helen Ploskina has been handed a lifetime ban and $20,000 fine after being found guilty of match-fixing and related offences by an independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer.

A Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) investigation established that the 22-year old, currently ranked 821 in ITF World Tennis singles, introduced another player to a corruptor, who offered that individual payment in return for agreeing to fix the outcome of matches. The offences took place in October 2016.

In addition, she was found guilty of two further offences of failing to report knowledge of corrupt activity and failing to co-operate with a TIU investigation.

The sanction and fine were imposed in a decision issued today, 28 May 2019, by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Ian Mill QC. As a result, and with immediate effect, the player is permanently excluded from competing in or attending any sanctioned event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport.

Currently ranked 821 in ITF World Tennis singles, Ms Ploskina has a career high ranking of 698 WTA, in October 2014.

The relevant sections of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program she was found to have breached are:

Section D.1.e: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any Player to not use his or her best efforts in any Event.”

Section D.2.a.ii: “In the event any Player knows or suspects that any other Covered Person or other individual has committed a Corruption Offense, it shall be the Player's obligation to report such knowledge or suspicion to the TIU as soon as possible.”

Section D.2.c: “For the avoidance of doubt, (i) a failure of the Reporting Obligation by any Covered Person; and/or (ii) a failure of the duty to cooperate under Section F.2 shall constitute a Corruption Offense for all purposes of the Program.”

Mauricio Alvarez-Guzman
Lifetime ban

Mauricio Alvarez-Guzman banned for life for tennis match-fixing and associated corruption offences  

3059 ITF ranked Chilean player found guilty of attempting to bribe a player and of offences related to purchasing wild cards    

Chilean tennis player Mauricio Alvarez-Guzman has been handed a lifetime ban from professional tennis after being found guilty of match-fixing and associated corruption offences, which breach the sport’s Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).

The 31-year old was found to have attempted to contrive the outcome of an August 2016 ATP Challenger match in Meerbusch, Germany by offering a player €1,000 to lose a set.

In addition he was found guilty of contriving the singles draw of the ITF F27 Futures tournament played in July 2016 in Antalya, Turkey by purchasing a wild card for entry into the singles competition. An intention to purchase a wild card for the doubles competition of the same tournament did not come to fruition, but still stands as a corruption offence.  

The disciplinary case against Mr Alvarez-Guzman was considered by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Charles Hollander QC at a Hearing held in London on 11 March 2019.

Having found him guilty of all charges, the lifetime ban imposed by Mr Hollander means that with effect from 14 March 2019 the player is permanently excluded from competing in or attending any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport.

In July 2010 Mr Alvarez-Guzman reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of 1050; his highest doubles ranking of 672 came in August 2014. His current ITF World Tour ranking stands at 3059.

The breaches of the TACP he has been found guilty of are:

Section D.1.d: "No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event."

Section D.1.e: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any Player to not use his or her best efforts in any Event.”

Section D.1.g: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, offer or provide any money, benefit or Consideration to any other Covered Person with the intention of negatively influencing a Player's best efforts in any Event.”

Marc Fornell-Mestres
Provisionally suspended

Marc Fornell-Mestres provisionally suspended from tennis by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer  

                                                                              36-year old Spanish player ranked 1007 in year-end singles   

Spanish tennis player Marc Fornell-Mestres has been provisionally suspended from professional tennis by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard H McLaren. 

The suspension relates to an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program and applies with immediate effect.

This means that Mr Fornell-Mestres is prohibited from competing in, or attending, any sanctioned event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport for the duration of his suspension.

In the 2018 year-end rankings the 36-year old was positioned 1007 in singles and 772 in doubles.  

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis. 

Daniele Bracciali
Lifetime ban

Italian tennis player Daniele Bracciali has been banned from tennis for life and fined $250,000 USD after being found guilty of match-fixing and associated offences.

The case against Mr Bracciali, 40, was adjudicated by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard H McLaren and based on an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

In a decision announced today, which follows a disciplinary Hearing held in London on 18-19 September, Prof McLaren found him guilty of match-fixing offences relating to the ATP 500 World Tour tournament played in Barcelona, Spain in April 2011.

He was also found to have facilitated betting relating to the Barcelona match.

The finding of guilt and imposition of the lifetime suspension means that with immediate effect Mr Bracciali is prohibited from playing in or attending any sanctioned events organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport.

The breaches of the 2011 Tennis Anti-Corruption Program he was found to have committed are as follows:

D.1.d: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event.

D.1.b: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any other person to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any Event or any other tennis competition. For the avoidance of doubt, to solicit or facilitate to wager shall include, but not be limited to: display of live tennis betting odds on a Covered Person website; writing articles for a tennis betting publication or website; conducting personal appearances for a tennis betting company; and appearing in commercials encouraging others to bet on tennis.

Daniele Bracciali is currently ranked 100 in doubles and reached a career-best of 21 in June 2012. As a singles player his highest ranking was 49 in May 2006.

Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko
Lifetime bans

Alekseenko brothers banned for life for tennis match-fixing offences 

Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer finds Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko guilty of multiple match-fixing offences, together with links to corrupt betting

Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 after being found guilty of multiple match-fixing and associated offences.

The case against the brothers, 35, was adjudicated by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard H McLaren and based on an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

In a decision announced today, Prof McLaren found them guilty of multiple match-fixing offences committed at a number of ITF Futures tournaments played in Romania, Russia, Germany and Turkey between June 2015 and January 2016.

In addition, they were found to have solicited a third party to wager on matches in which they contrived the outcome.

The findings of guilt and imposition of the lifetime suspensions means that with immediate effect both players are prohibited from playing in or attending any sanctioned events organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport.

The breaches of the 2015 and 2016 Tennis Anti-Corruption Program they were found to have committed are as follows:

D.1.b. No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any other person to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any Event or any other tennis competition. For the avoidance of doubt, to solicit or facilitate to wager shall include, but not be limited to: display of live tennis betting odds on a Covered Person website; writing articles for a tennis betting publication or website; conducting personal appearances for a tennis betting company; and appearing in com

D.1.d No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event.

Vadim Alekseenko is currently ranked 1113 in singles and reached a career-best of 497 in June 2014. Gleb Alekseenko is currently ranked 1724 in singles with a career-high of 609 in May 2011.

Anucha Tongplew
Lifetime ban

Anucha Tongplew one of three Thai umpires banned for life from officiating at or attending any professional tennis events after being found guilty of match fixing and betting offences.

 

Karim Hossam
Lifetime ban

Egyptian tennis player Karim Hossam banned for life and fined for match-fixing offences 

Karim Hossam, the 24-year old Egyptian tennis player, has been banned for life and fined $15,000 after being convicted of multiple match-fixing offences.

The player was found guilty of 16 corruption charges under Section D of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program. These  included match-fixing, facilitating betting, providing inside information and failing to report corrupt approaches to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).

The case was based on a TIU investigation and adjudicated by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Jane Mulcahy QC.

The breaches of the sport’s anti-corruption code were committed at ITF Futures tournaments over a five-year period between 2013 and 2017.

Mr Hossam has been subject to a provisional suspension imposed by AHO Mulcahy in June 2017, which has subsequently prevented him playing in or attending any authorised tennis events.

The lifetime ban applies with immediate effect and means the player is not allowed to compete in, or attend, any sanctioned events organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport.

Mr Hossam is ranked 1136 in singles, with a career high of 337 achieved in September 2013.

Konstantinos Mikos
Lifetime ban

Konstantinos Mikos banned for life for tennis corruption offences 

1536-ranked player made corrupt approach and held tennis betting accounts

Greek tennis player Konstantinos Mikos (25) has been banned for life after being found guilty of four offences under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (Program).

Evidence obtained by a Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) investigation confirmed that in November 2013 he made a corrupt approach to another Greek player, Alexandros Jakupovic*, at the Greece F20 Futures tournament in Rethymon. The approach offered payment in return for agreeing to lose nominated sets and games in a match at the event.

In addition, Mr Mikos was found to have operated two gambling accounts through which bets were placed on tennis between March 2012 and December 2013.

The case was considered by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Jane Mulcahy QC, who imposed the lifetime ban today, 4 May 2017.

The ban from all professional tennis applies with immediate effect and means the player is not allowed to compete in, or attend, any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport.

The offences for which he has been sanctioned are:

Section D.1.a: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, wager or attempt to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any Event or any other tennis completion 

Section D.1.d: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event

Section D.1.e: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any Player to not use his or her best efforts in any Event 

Section D.1.g: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, offer or provide any money, benefit or Consideration to any other Covered Person with the intention of negatively influencing a Player’s best efforts in any Event

Mr Mikos achieved a career-high singles ranking of 933 in in August 2014.

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis. 

*Alexandros Jakupovic was the subject of a separate TIU investigation and disciplinary hearing that led to him receiving a lifetime ban in December 2015:

http://www.tennisintegrityunit.com/media-releases/tennis-player-alexandros-jakupovic-banned-life-breaches-tennis-anti-corruption-program

Alexandru-Daniel Carpen
Lifetime ban

Romanian tennis player Alexandru-Daniel Carpen has been banned from playing professional tennis for life after admitting to a match-fixing charge. A Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) investigation found that in October 2013 he made a corrupt approach to another player, seeking his involvement in match-fixing activity in return for payment.

Joshua Chetty
Lifetime ban
Sergei Krotiouk
Lifetime ban

Russian tennis player Sergei Krotiouk has been banned from the sport for life and fined US$60,000 after being found guilty of offenses under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (UTACP).

Mr Krotiouk, 34, was found guilty of 41 charges under Articles D.1.d (14 charges), D.1.e (14 charges) and D.1.g (13 charges) of the UTACP. 

The life ban applies with immediate effect and means that Mr Krotiouk is not eligible to participate in any tournament or competition organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis from the date of this statement.

Morgan Lamri
Lifetime ban

French tennis official banned for life for violations of the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program

French tennis official Morgan Lamri has been banned from the sport for life after being found guilty of multiple offenses under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (Program).

Mr Lamri, 22, was found guilty of charges laid under the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Program, in a case based on the findings of a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation.

Daniel Koellerer
Lifetime ban

Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer and his manager Manfred Nareyka have been disciplined under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme for the offences of facilitating betting.

A Tennis Integrity Unit investigation found that Mr Koellerer’s personal website carried details of betting odds on tennis matches and provided links to allow users to place bets. The offence of facilitating betting contravenes Article D1b of the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.

Andrey Kumantsov
Lifetime ban

Russian tennis player Andrey Kumantsov has been banned from the sport for life after being found guilty of multiple offenses under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (Program).

Mr Kumantsov, 27, was found guilty of 12 charges under Article D.1 of the Program in a case based on the findings of a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation.

Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Richard H. McLaren considered the case at a Hearing held in London on 2 June 2014.

The lifetime ban applies with immediate effect and means that Mr Kumantsov is not eligible to participate in or attend any tournament or competition organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis from the date of this statement.

Alexandros Jakupovic
Lifetime ban

Greek tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic has been banned from the sport for life for committing offenses under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (Program).

The confirmation of the lifetime ban follows a Decision announced on 12 November this year, that Mr Jakupovic had been found guilty of five corruption Charges.

Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Jane Mulcahy QC considered the case at a Hearing held in London on 29 September 2015, following an investigation carried out by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

The lifetime ban takes immediate effect and means that the player, 33, is permanently ineligible to compete in or attend any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport.

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