The International Tennis Integrity Agency has banned French player Baptiste Crepatte after multiple violations of Tennis Anti-Corruption Program rules.
The ITIA ruled that Crepatte had been involved in fixing three matches. It also noted seven violations of the TACP. These included attempting to influence the outcome of two events or other aspects of them, facilitating betting on tennis directly or indirectly, and failing report corrupt approaches to ITIA.
Crepatte, who reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of 276 in August 2019, will serve a three-year ban until 19 April 2026 and also pay a fine of $15,000 (PS11,902/EUR13,664).
Crepatte will not be allowed to play, coach or attend any tennis events sanctioned or authorised by the governing bodies for tennis during the period of his ban.
The ITIA issued specific charges, including Section D.1.b (TACP), which stated that players cannot, directly or indirect, solicit or facilitate other persons to bet on an event, or any aspect of it, or any tennis competition.
The ITIA also highlights Section D.1.d where the covered personnel cannot contrive or try to contrive any aspect of an event or its outcome.
Crepatte also violated Section D.2.a.i which requires that players and other staff report any attempts to fix matches to the relevant authority as soon as they are discovered.
This case is the latest of a series of investigations conducted by the ITIA, in conjunction with investigations carried out in Belgium. Several players have been implicated in match fixing incidents.