Match-fixing will cost Baptiste Crepatte three years of his career and a $15,000 fine.
The 28-year-old Frenchman has been banned from tennis for three years after multiple match-fixing charges, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced today.
The case was ruled on by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Professor Richard McLaren, who upheld charges brought by the ITIA relating to Corruption Offenses under Sections D.1.b., D.1.d. and D.2.a.i. of the 2018 TACP.
It was determined that Crepatte had been involved in the fixing of three matches, with a total of seven breaches of the TACP – including contriving the outcome or any other aspect of two events, directly or indirectly facilitating tennis betting, and failing to report corrupt approaches to the ITIA.
Crepatte, who contested the charges, will be prohibited from playing in, coaching at, or attending any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis until April 19, 2026.
The Frenchman, who reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of 276 in August 2019, has also been fined $15,000. 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.
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