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Youssef Hossam Hit with Lifetime Ban for Match Fixing


Match-fixing is a Hossam family fixation.

Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam has been banned from professional tennis for life following his conviction on multiple match-fixing and associated corruption charges.

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Youssef Hossam's ban comes nearly two years after his older brother, Karim Hossam, was banned for life for match-fixing.

The Tennis Integrity Unit established that over a four-year period between 2015 and 2019, Youssef Hossam conspired with other parties to carry out an extensive campaign of betting-related corruption at the lower levels of professional tennis.

The TIU cited 21 breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, including:

  • eight cases of match-fixing
  • six cases of facilitating gambling
  • two cases of soliciting other players not to use best efforts
  • three failures to report corrupt approaches
  • two failures to co-operate with a TIU investigation.
Tennis Express

As a result of his conviction, Hossam is now permanently banned from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis event organized or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport. He has been provisionally suspended from all professional tennis since May 2019, as a result of concerns about his alleged involvement in corruption.

The 21-year old is currently ranked 820 in ATP singles and reached a career-high of 291 in December 2017.

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