Spanish tennis participant Enrique Lopez Perez has been banned from the game for eight years for his involvement in match-fixing actions in three separate cases in 2017, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) stated on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old Perez, who reached a career-high singles rating of 154 in 2018 and a greatest doubles rating of 135 final 12 months, was additionally fined $25,000.
“The disciplinary case was heard by anti-corruption listening to officer Richard McLaren on 5 November 2020,” the TIU stated in an announcement.
“He discovered that Enrique Lopez Perez breached the principles of the Tennis Anti-corruption Programme 3 times at tournaments in 2017, with two additional expenses unproven.”
Perez was provisionally suspended in December, 2019, and will be unable to attend or play in any sanctioned tennis occasion for the subsequent eight years.