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Egyptian player banned 2 years in match-fixing case

Tennis: French Open

Sep 27, 2020; Paris, France; Taylor Fritz (USA) and Tomas Machac (CZE) touch rackets after their match on day one of the 2020 French Open at Stade Roland Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

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LONDON -- Egyptian tennis player Mostafa Hatem was banned for two years as part of a match-fixing case.

The Tennis Integrity Unit said Hatem admitted to two charges, including failing to report an offer to manipulate a match. He is banned from playing in or attending any authorized tournament or event until October 2022.

A ban for a third year plus a fine of $3,000 were both deferred, the TIU said.

The 26-year-old player reached a career-high ranking of 1,556 in 2016 and has never played a match at ATP level.