Chilean tennis coach banned for life for match-fixing

LONDON – A former professional tennis player-turned-Chile coach received a lifetime suspension from the sport on Thursday for a record number of match-fixing offences.

The International Tennis Integrity Agency said Sebasti├ín Rivera was found guilty of 64 offenses of match-fixing, “the highest number ever detected for a player by the ITIA or its predecessor, the Tennis Integrity Unit.”

Rivera, whose highest ATP rating was 705, was also fined $250,000. He had been provisionally suspended in June while the allegations were investigated, but “has not been able to significantly engage with the disciplinary process,” the ITIA said.

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