Marc Fornell-Mestres provisionally suspended from tennis by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer  

                                                                              36-year old Spanish player ranked 1007 in year-end singles   

Spanish tennis player Marc Fornell-Mestres has been provisionally suspended from professional tennis by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard H McLaren. 

The suspension relates to an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program and applies with immediate effect.

This means that Mr Fornell-Mestres is prohibited from competing in, or attending, any sanctioned event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport for the duration of his suspension.

In the 2018 year-end rankings the 36-year old was positioned 1007 in singles and 772 in doubles.  

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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Published 31 December 2018 14:00

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