Egyptian tennis player banned 2 years in match-fixing case

The Tennis Integrity Unit said Egyptian tennis player Mostafa Hatem admitted to two charges, including failing to report an offer to manipulate a match.

Mostafa Hatem is banned from playing in or attending any authorized tournament or event until October 2022.

Egyptian tennis player Mostafa Hatem was banned for two years on Monday as part of a match-fixing case.

The Tennis Integrity Unit said Hatem admitted to two charges, including failing to report an offer to manipulate a match. He is banned from playing in or attending any authorized tournament or event until October 2022.

A ban for a third year plus a fine of $3,000 were both deferred, the TIU said.

The 26-year-old player reached a career-high ranking of 1,556 in 2016 and has never played a match at ATP level.