LONDON, NETRALNEWS.COM - Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos has been handed a lifetime suspension from professional tennis, and also required to pay a fine of US$ 125,000 after being found guilty of tennis match-fixing.
The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), headquartered in London, said Matos had fixed the results of the 10 games he played in 2018 in the ITF level tournament in Brazil, Sri Lanka , Ecuador, Portugal and Spain, as reported by ESPN.
The 31-year-old was also found guilty of being uncooperative with TIU's investigation for refusing to fulfill a request to hand over his cellphone for forensic investigations.
He also could not disclose his financial records. Matos has been undergoing a temporary suspension from tennis since December 2018.
In tennis, Matos is currently ranked 373 in doubles, and 580 in singles.