Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez banned for eight years after being found guilty of match-fixing by Tennis Integrity Unit

  • Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez has been banned for eight years for match-fixing

  • The Tennis Integrity Unit says Saez refused to cooperate with its investigation and also failed to report a corrupt approach at a tournament

  • According to the TIU, 12 mostly low-ranked players have been sanctioned so far in 2019 for various charges related to match-fixing and betting, along with one coach and one umpire

London: Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez has been banned for eight years for match-fixing.

 Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez banned for eight years after being found guilty of match-fixing by Tennis Integrity Unit

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The Tennis Integrity Unit says Saez refused to cooperate with its investigation and also failed to report "a corrupt approach" at a tournament.

Saez originally attracted the TIU's attention because of evidence of unusual patterns on betting markets around his matches.

Saez's career high ranking is 230. He is currently 1,082nd after his ranking dropped during the investigation. He hasn't played a tournament since November.

According to the TIU, 12 mostly low-ranked players have been sanctioned so far in 2019 for various charges related to match-fixing and betting, along with one coach and one umpire. Others are suspended while under investigation.

Updated Date: Aug 20, 2019 17:28:18 IST