After admitting to breaking the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) rules, Venezuelan tennis player Roberto Maytn has been suspended from the sport for 14 years.
The player was issued a suspension as well as a fine of $100,000 (£72,500) by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA), an impartial body whose mission is to uphold, inspire, strengthen, and preserve the integrity of professional tennis around the globe.
Maytn, who had the highest ATP doubles ranking of 86 in 2015, is now banned for the next 14 years from participating in, coaching at, or otherwise attending any tennis event sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis.
“No covered person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event,” according to the rules, and “no covered person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or accept any money, benefit, or consideration with the intent of negatively influencing a player’s best efforts in any event.”
The case was addressed under the 2021 TACP Proposal for Disposition system, which requires the ITIA to grant a suspension to a player after they admit liability without having to go through a lengthy hearing process.