Three Italian tennis players will be investigated by the world tennis anti-corruption unit after they were suspended by their national federation for match-fixing.
Campo received suspensions of up to 18 months by the Italian federation this week for allegedly rigging match results.
Through an email message sent to The Associated Press on Thursday, the International Tennis Federation indicated that the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has requested the Italian federation to provide it with the evidence on which the sanctions were imposed. .
“Once this evidence has been received and goes through the standard investigation process of the TIU, a decision will be made on whether to present (the three players) a charge for corruption under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program,” the Unit detailed.
The Italian federation suspended Cecchinato until January 2018 and fined him 40,000 euros ($ 44,000) for allegedly losing on purpose during a Challenger competition in Mohammedia, Morocco, in October 2015. He was eliminated in the quarterfinals after losing to him. Polish Kamil Majchrzak 6-1, 6-4.
Last weekend, Cecchinato was part of Italy’s Davis Cup team that lost 3-1 to Argentina, although he did not play.
Accardi and Campo, who do not compete on the ATP tour, were suspended for 12 and four months respectively, for various match-fixing attempts. AP