Eight-year match-fixing penalty


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Eight-year match-fixing penalty

The Spanish tennis player Enrique López Pérez has been sanctioned with eight years without being able to play for having fixed matches in three different tournaments in 2017, as announced by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU, for its acronym in English).

López Pérez, who became number 154 in the ATP ranking in 2018, was provisionally suspended when this process began on December 19, 2019. The sanction takes effect on December 1 and implies that the Madrid tennis player is prohibited from playing or attending to any tennis tournament organized by the tennis estates for eight years.

According to the TIU, the rule that López Pérez broke was that “tennis players cannot, directly or indirectly, alter the result of a match or any other aspect of the event.”

The Madrilenian broke this rule three times in 2017 tournaments, in addition to two other times that have not been proven, adds the TIU statement.


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