French tennis player Baptiste Crepatte was banned for three years because of match-fixing, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said on Friday.
The 28-year-old Crepatte was “involved in the fixing of three matches,” the ITIA said in a statement, noting the player contested the charges. He was also fined $15,000.
Crepatte’s career-high ATP ranking was 276 reached in August 2019.
“This case is the latest in a series of investigations pursued by the ITIA in conjunction with law enforcement investigations in Belgium, which has seen a number of tennis players implicated in match-fixing incidents,” the agency said.
In 2019, European police agency Europol said it identified links between match-fixing gambling syndicates in Spain and Belgium that were thought to have paid off dozens of players and corrupted lower-level tennis tournaments.
- India should be smart in terms of pacers’ workload management, says Mhambrey after World Cup final
- ODI World Cup: Full list of Player of the Tournament award winners from 1992 to 2023
- Manchester City beats United 3-1 in WSL derby at Old Trafford
- Euro 2024 qualifiers: Lukaku’s four-goal haul lifts Belgium to big win over Azerbaijan
- Djokovic has ‘highest ambitions’ after record ATP Finals win, targets Paris Olympics gold