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Italian Trio Banned from Professional Tennis

Italian Trio Banned and Fined for Match-Fixing

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Marco Cecchinato, Riccardo Accardi, and Antonio Campo were each banned from professional tennis and fined after being found guilty of match-fixing during the 2015 season.

Marco Cecchinato, the most famous of the trio has been banned for 18-months and fined £33,500. The world number 143 ranked Italian player was found guilty of altering the outcome of his singles match against Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak in October 2015. He also had an impact on his doubles match, where he partnered with Luca Vanni against Betov-Elgin in 2015. Furthermore, he was found guilty of benefiting from illegal betting, and numerous other instances of sports corruption.

In addition to being found guilty of match-fixing, he was also found guilty of sharing confidential information about a Roland Garros match between John Isner and Andreas Seppi during the 2015 Grand Slam event. He also shared confidential information on a match of player Lorenzo Frigerio on an ITF (International Tennis Federation) tournament.

Cecchinato is able to appeal his ban. However, should he be unsuccessful, he will not be allowed to play until January 2018. While, his doubles partner Vanni was only fined £250, and not banned.

Riccardo Accardi and Antonio Campo’s Ban

As for the other two Italian players, Accardi has been given a 12-month ban and £16.750 fine, while Campo has been given a 4-month with a £8,375 fine.

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