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By Tennis Now | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 
Enrique López Pérez

Enrique López Pérez has been banned for eight years and fined $25,000 after a TIU investigation found he had committed three different cases of match fixing in 2017.

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Multiple match-fixing violations will cost Enrique López Pérez eight years of his career.

López Pérez has been banned for eight years and fined $25,000 after a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation found he had committed three different cases of match fixing in 2017, the TIU announced today.

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Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Richard McLaren ruled López Pérez violated the rules of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program three times at tournaments in 2017, with two further charges unproven.

Starting today, December 1st, 2020, López Pérez is prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis for eight years.



The 29-year-old Madrid native reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 154 in August of 2018 and a career-best doubles ranking of No. 135 in April of 2019.  


López Pérez had been provisionally suspended on December 19, 2019 prior to the hearing. 

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The Spanish baseliner is the fourth player in recent week hit with a ban for match fixing. Two of those four players have been hit with lifetime bans.

 

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