The biggest racketeer in tennis was caught! Banned for life!


Sebastian Rivera (36 years old), former tennis player from Chile, currently a coach, was suspended for life and fined 250,000 dollars, after being found guilty of rigging a record number of 64 matches!

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) suspended Chilean Sebastian Rivera from tennis for life. The unit that investigates corruption and match-fixing stated that this is the case with the most rigged matches discovered in the existence of this forum or the previous one.

The highest place occupied by Rivera in the ATP hierarchy was 705! He played tennis until 2017, then became a coach, being provisionally suspended in June.

The biggest racketeer in tennis was caught! Banned for life and fined $250,000 after fixing 64 matches

After being banned for life from tennis for a record number of match-fixing, the Chilean is banned from playing, coaching or participating in any type of tournament or tennis-related activity for the rest of his life.

Sebastian Rivera broke several rules, manipulating the results matches by: soliciting others to bet on the outcome of matches, attempting to rig the outcome of a match, accepting money with the intent to negatively influence a player’s efforts, and offering money with the intent to negatively influence a player’s efforts, according to BBC.

Another coach recently received a 12-year ban

Recently, another coach received a whopping 12 year suspension for match fixing! It’s Max Wenders, Sofia Kenin’s trainer and Jelena Ostapenko’s former collaborator! The Dutchman was found guilty following an investigation that began in 2021.

The fixed matches took place in April last year. The 26-year-old Max is banned from all tennis-related activities until 2033. In addition, the Dutchman was also fined $12,000.

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