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Brazilian tennis player disqualified for life for match-fixing

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© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippov / go to photo BankTennisБразильский теннисист пожизненно дисквалифицирован за договорные матчи

Brazilian player Diego Matos received a lifetime suspension on charges of involvement in match-fixing, reported on the official website of the authority for the fight against negative phenomena in tennis Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).

According to the report, it was found that Matos in 2018 have affected the results of 10 matches in the tournaments of the International tennis Federation (ITF) in Brazil, Ecuador, Portugal, Spain and Sri Lanka. In addition, 31-year-old Brazilian was found guilty in the fact that he refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Matos also fined 125 thousand dollars and should pay damages in the amount of $ 12 related to match-fixing in Ecuador.

Brazilian tennis player is a 373-e a place in a rating of Association of tennis professionals (ATP) in the doubles, his highest position was the 241st place in 2018. In the ATP singles rankings Matos rose to 580-th place in 2012.

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