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Tennis player banned for 2 years for match-fixing

2018-11-14 13:50
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London - Guatemalan player Christopher Diaz-Figueroa has been banned from tennis for two years for match-fixing. 

The Tennis Integrity Unit, which handles corruption cases in the sport, says the 28-year-old Diaz-Figueroa admitted to match-fixing at an ITF tournament in Prague in 2017, where he lost in the first round. 

Diaz-Figueroa also had an extra year ban and $5 000 fine suspended for three years. 

Diaz-Figueroa hit a career-high ranking of 326th in 2011, but is now down in 723rd. 

He has won five ITF singles titles in the lower-level Futures events and is the most successful Davis Cup player ever for Guatemala, with a career 41-21 record.

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