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Argentine tennis player Feitt banned for life

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-04-14 09:26
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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentine tennis player Franco Feitt has received a life ban for match-fixing, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old admitted to nine violations of the tennis anti-corruption code, which included five attempts to manipulate the results of matches between 2014 and 2018.

He was also found guilty on three counts of actions that encouraged a player "not to use his or her best efforts", read an ITIA statement.

"Feitt is permanently prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis," the entity said. "In addition, he has received a fine of $25,000."

Feitt had a highest ATP singles ranking of 920 while his best doubles ranking was 437.

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