Moroccan tennis player Younes Rachidi has been suspended for life for his involvement in 135 match-fixing offenses, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) announced Thursday. According to the ITIA, this number of 135 offences committed by a single person is a record.
Younes Rachidi, 36, received a lifetime suspension for his involvement in 135 match-fixing incidents. The Moroccan tennis player, whose highest ranking is a world No. 473 in doubles in 2013, was also fined $34,000. In addition, he was banned from coaching or participating in any official tennis event.
This number of 135 violations by one person is a record, the ITIA says. Rachidi was involved in match-fixing with two Algerian players recently banned by the ITIA. These cases were discovered following investigations by law enforcement in collaboration with the ITIA in Belgium, according to a spokesman for the organization. Rachidi has played most of his career on the ITF circuit, the lowest level of professional tennis tournaments.
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