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Daniel Garza suspended and fined for tennis corruption offence
Oct 18, 2016

Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended for six months and fined US $5,000 after being found guilty of a breach of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).

The player was found to have attempted to influence the outcome of a match at the ITF USA Futures 11 tournament at Calabasas, California, in March 2015.

The case was based on a TIU investigation and considered by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Richard H. McLaren, at a Hearing in Miami on 12 September 2016.

The offence for which the player has been suspended falls under Section D.1.d of the TACP: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event.

Mr Garza, 31, is currently ranked 1,064 in singles and achieved a career-high ranking of 294 in 2012.

The suspension applies with immediate effect and means that he is excluded from competing in, or attending, any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport.

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis.

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