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Mostafa Hatem Hit With Three-Year Ban

Corruption will cost Mostafa Hatem three years of his career.

The 26-year-old Egyptian player has been handed a three-year ban from tennis following an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

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Hatem, who achieved a career-high ATP ranking of No. 1,556, admitted two breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program rules.

In addition to the ban, a year of which is suspended, he has also been given a suspended fine of $3,000.

Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Jane Mulcahy QC ruled Hatem is banned from playing in or attending any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis until October 8th, 2022.

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Hatem admitted to the following breaches of the TACP:

D.2.a.i: “In the event any Player is approached by any person who offers or provides any type of money, benefit or Consideration to a Player to (i) influence the outcome or any other aspect of any Event, or (ii) provide Inside Information, it shall be the Player’s obligation to report such incident to the TIU as soon as possible.”

D.1.d: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of the Event.”

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