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Juan Carlos Saez Banned 8 Years on Corruption Charges


You can't put price on integrity.

Unless you're Juan Carlos Saez, in which case it's costly.

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The Chilean has been suspended for eight years and fined $12,500 after being found guilty of failing to cooperate with a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation into possible breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, and of not reporting a corrupt approach.

When interviewed by the TIU in connection with betting alerts on matches he had played in, the 28-year old "repeatedly failed to comply with a request to provide his mobile phone for forensic analysis," according to the TIU.

Saez also admitted to receiving a corrupt approach at an ITF Futures tournament in Chile, which he did not report to the authorities, as required under anti-corruption rules.

The 28-year-old Saez has posted a 257-192 career record in ATP and ITF main-draw matches. He lost in the opening round of the Chile F2 Futures tournament in Santiago last November in what was his last singles appearance.

Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Professor Richard H. McLaren imposed the suspension and fine.

Saez is banned from competing in or attending any event sanctioned or authorised by the governing bodies of tennis for the full eight year period.

Currently ranked 1082 in ATP singles, the Saez reached a career-high ranking of No. 230 in September 2015.

Photo credit: @jcsaez20

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