Cancer survivor Roberto Maytin banned for 14 years

Former top-100 doubles player and cancer survivor Roberto Maytin was banned for 14 years for match fixing

Roberto Maytin banned for 14 years for match fixing

Venezuelan tennis player Roberto Maytín has been banned 14 years for match fixing, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) said on Wednesday.

In addition to the ban, Maytín was fined $100,000, of which $75,000 is suspended.

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According to the ITIA, the 32-year-old pleaded guilty to multiple charges of corruption from 2017 to 2018.

Maytín, who had a highest ATP doubles ranking of 86 in 2015 and highest singles ranking of 643 in 2008, is now prohibited from playing in, coaching at or otherwise attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis for a period of 14 years from 29 March 2021.

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The Venezuelan had planned on coming back to the tour at Wimbledon 2021 after recovering from cancer.

Maytin had announced on November 21, 2019 that he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. His family had set up a GoFundMe page to help cover his medical expenses.

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He underwent surgery and chemotherapy. In March last year, he had another procedure to remove his left kidney. Maytin had announced in August that he was cancer free and would start training again to get back in shape for the rigours of the pro tour.

Currently ranked No 179 in doubles, has won a combined prize money of $124,671 so far.