A French tennis player was suspended for 4 1/2 years on Friday after admitting to corruption.
Jonathan Kanar admitted to contriving the outcome of a match he played at a Futures tournament in Harare, Zimbabwe, in June 2017 in return for a corrupt payment of 1,500 euros ($1,670).
Kanar also admitted to failing to report a corrupt approach he received in relation to the Harare match.
The Tennis Integrity Unit said the start of the ban was backdated to July 11 last year, adding the 25-year-old Kanar is “prohibited from competing in, or attending, any sanctioned event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport for the duration of the ban.”
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