The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) today confirms that Italian tennis player Andrea Rita has been suspended for a period of 15 months after admitting to breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP). 
Rita, who reached a career-high ITF singles ranking of 1712 in June 2023 and is unranked on the ATP Tour, admitted to four breaches of the TACP between 2018 and 2020, including wagering on tennis matches and the failure to report a corrupt approach. The player has been fined $5,000, of which $4,000 is suspended. 
23-year-old Rita co-operated fully with the ITIA investigation and accepted an agreed sanction, waiving their right to a hearing before an independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer. The player’s period of ineligibility began on 26 January 2024 and ends on 25 April 2025.  
During the period of ineligibility, Rita is prohibited from playing in, coaching at, or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the members of the ITIA (ATP, ITF, WTA, Tennis Australia, Fédération Française de Tennis, Wimbledon and USTA) or any national association.  

The ITIA is an independent body established by its tennis members to promote, encourage, enhance, and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.  


Published 23 February 2024 14:50

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