The Tennis Integrity Unit revealed that Spain’s Guillermo Olaso has been banned from tennis competition for five years after he was found guilty of fixing a match back in 2010. Olaso was found guilty of one charge of contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of a match and two of failing to report an approach by fixers. He was also fined $25, 000 by the TIU for his offences.
The 25-year-old, who is currently ranked No. 236, had a career high ranking of No. 167 but had only competed on the ATP World tour on six occasions. The fixed match did was not one of those six contests on the ATP tour.
The five year ban applies with immediate effect and means that Mr Olaso is not eligible to participate in any tournament or competition organized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis from the date of this statement.
The TIU also revealed that the final 18 months of the five year period of ineligibility will be suspended providing that Olaso has attended authorized anti-corruption education and rehabilitation programs, and that the US$25,000 fine has been paid in full by that time.