Tennis: 11 rule violations, $20,000 fine… 66. French player banned for 10 years for corruption

Leny Mitjana, a 29-year-old Frenchman ranked in the ATP top 500 in 2018, was banned from competitive sport for ten years and fined $20,000 by the International Tennis Integrity Agency.

Eleven! This is the number of violations under the tennis anti-corruption program (TACP) for 29-year-old French player Leny Mitjana, who was ranked 458th in the ATP in 2018 and is currently ranked 66th. International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA). This dark incident is linked to the major investigation carried out in recent months against “Maestro” Grigor Sargsyan, who was in charge of a large tennis match-fixing business in Belgium and was himself sentenced to five years in prison last June. years.

French tennis player Leny Mitjana has been suspended from the sport for 10 years for 11 violations of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.

— International Tennis Integrity Agency (@itia_tennis) January 12, 2024

It was stated that the tennis player was guilty of facilitating betting, manipulating match results, influencing other players to prevent them from playing their best during matches. He was also recently accused of failing to report corruption attempts.

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Until 21 December 2033, they are no longer eligible to play, coach or participate in any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by the ITIA (ATP, ITF, WTA, Tennis Australia, FFT, Wimbledon and USTA) or members of any national federation. He had won eleven of the last twelve tournaments he played in France, from last August to December.

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