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Tennis Integrity Unit suspends Nicolas Kicker for 6 years

Found guilty of attempting to fix two ATP Challenger matches in Italy and Colombia in 2015.


Reuters Argentina
Updated: 20-06-2018 13:37 IST
Tennis Integrity Unit suspends Nicolas Kicker for 6 years

The 25-year-old, who reached a career-high ranking of 78 in June 2017, was found guilty of attempting to fix two ATP Challenger matches in Italy and Colombia in 2015. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Argentine tennis player Nicolas Kicker has been suspended for six years and fined USD 25,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after being found guilty of match-fixing and other offences.

The 25-year-old, who reached a career-high ranking of 78 in June 2017, was found guilty of attempting to fix two ATP Challenger matches in Italy and Colombia in 2015.

He also failed to co-operate with the TIU's investigation.

"Argentinian tennis player Nicolas Kicker has been suspended for six years and fined $25,000 for committing match-fixing offenses under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program," the TIU said in a statement on Tuesday.

Kicker's sentence has been backdated to May, when he was found guilty by the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, and half of his sentence is suspended, meaning the Argentine can return to the sport in May 2021.

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COUNTRY : Argentina

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