TENNIS PLAYER : Aaron Cortes, has been given a 15-year suspension for match-fixing

LONDON — As a result of his involvement in match-fixing and other offences, Spanish tennis player Aaron Cortes has been given a 15-year suspension.

TENNIS PLAYER : Aaron Cortes, has been given a 15-year suspension for match-fixing
TENNIS PLAYER : Aaron Cortes, has been given a 15-year suspension for match-fixing

It was announced on Tuesday by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) that Cortes, who is 29 years old, admitted to committing 35 violations of the tennis anti-corruption programme between the years 2016 and 2018.

The ITIA stated that the activities involved “contriving the outcome of events, accepting money to contrive the outcome of events, failure to report corrupt approaches, wagering on tennis, and providing money to tournament officials in exchange for a wild card.”

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On top of that, it stated that Cortes had completely cooperated and accepted the sentence, which also included a fine of $75,000, of which $56,250 was suspended.

He has been prohibited from playing, teaching, and even attending official tennis matches until March 27, 2039. Cortes, who reached his greatest singles ranking of No. 955 in 2017, has been barred from all of these activities.

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