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A Brazilian tennis player suspended in perpetuity for match fixing

A Brazilian tennis player suspended in perpetuity for match fixing

Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos, currently number 343 in the ATP in doubles, was punished in perpetuity and sentenced to pay a fine of $ 125,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).

Matos, 31, whose best ranking has been 241 in doubles and 580 in singles, will also have to return the $ 12,000 illegally won in gambling.

The Brazilian has been sanctioned for having influenced the outcome of 10 matches on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) circuit in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Portugal and Spain.

He was also punished for his refusal to cooperate with the tennis authorities, as he refused to hand over his mobile phone so that it could be analyzed or to provide supporting documents to know his financial situation.

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Therefore, Matos will not be able to “play or attend any competition organized or recognized by the authorities” of tennis, the TIU said in its statement.

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