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Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Friday, September 29, 2024

Corruption charges have knocked an umpire out of the sport.  

Slovenian umpire Marko Ducman is provisionally suspended pending Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) charges, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced today. 

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Ducman, a bronze badge official, has been banned from competing, officiating or even attending any tennis event sanctioned by the game's governing bodies since September 8th.

The provisional suspension was imposed under Section F.3.b.i.4. of the TACP, and was not appealed by Ducman:

F.3.b.i.4. There is a likelihood that the Covered Person has committed a Major Offense and in the absence of a Provisional Suspension, the integrity of tennis would be undermined and the harm resulting from the absence of a Provisional Suspension outweighs the Hardship of the Provisional Suspension on the Covered Person.

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