The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) reported this Thursday that Sebastian Riveratennis coach and former Chilean player, was “banned for life from the sport” after being declaredguilty of 64 match-fixing offenses“, the highest number ever detected for a player by the ITIA or its predecessor, the Tennis Integrity Unit.
in a ccommunicated on your websitethe ITIA stated that: “The case was settled by Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Jane Mulcahy QC and, in addition to the ban, Rivera is also fined $250,000. The sanction means that Rivera is permanently prohibited from training, playing or attending any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis.”
The former player who had a higher ATP ranking of 705 and went on to become a coach, was unable to engage meaningfully with the disciplinary process.
ITIA is an independent body established by the International Tennis Governing Bodies to promote, encourage, improve and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis throughout the world.