Roberto Maytín administered 14-year tennis ban
Venezuelan tennis player Roberto Maytín has obtained a 14 year ban from the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) upon claims of various breaches inflicted on the laws of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).
The former player was ranked 86th worldwide and has now confessed to inflicting various breaches of the rules during the years of 2017 and 2018. Such breaches included section D.1.d of the 2017 and 2018 TACP, stating that all persons involved in tennis should not adjust or fabricate any results or outcomes of matches and events.
A second breach includes section D.2.a of the 2017 and 2018 TACP in which the players did not report an occurrence of match fixing to the agency. A third breach included section D.1.f where Maytín obtained money “with the intention of negatively influencing a Pplayer’s best efforts in any event.”
Now, the player has been handed a fine of $100,000, of which $75,000 is suspended, and he is now banned from coaching at or playing in any tennis events that are warranted by the tennis governing bodies. He is also barred from attending any such events.
The ITIA was only recently formed as it came about in 2021. It was previously known as the Tennis Integrity Unit. The agency has already given similar fines and bans for match fixing to Aymen Ikhlef from Algeria in 2020, as well as brothers Karen and Yuri Khachatryan and Enrique López Pérez.