Former World No. 276 Banned For Three Years For Match Fixing

Former World No. 276 Banned For Three Years For Match Fixing

by Sebastian Dahlman

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Baptiste Crepatte was banned from competing on the ATP Tour and ITF events for three years for match-fixing.

The 29-year-old athlete from Grenoble France has been competing in lower-tier events and he reached his career high in the ATP Rankings back in 2019 when he climbed to 276th place. Over his career, he won $96,564 in prize money, but now, he will need to pay a significant part of that as a fine.

The decision to ban the French player for three years comes as a result of multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) rules, causing significant damage to the sport's integrity.

The case was presided over by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Professor Richard McLaren, who substantiated charges put forth by the ITIA, citing violations of Sections D.1.b., D.1.d., and D.2.a.i. of the 2018 TACP.

The extensive investigation and subsequent hearing determined that Crepatte had participated in the fixing of three matches, with seven total breaches of the TACP. His involvement included contriving the outcome or other aspects of two events, directly or indirectly enabling tennis betting, and neglecting to report corrupt approaches to the ITIA.

Despite contesting the charges, Crepatte now faces severe repercussions. In addition to the three-year ban, he is prohibited from playing, coaching, or attending any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by the sport's governing bodies until 19 April 2026. Moreover, he has been fined $15,000 for his transgressions.

The specific TACP violations he committed include soliciting or facilitating others to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of an event (Section D.1.b.), contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of an event (Section D.1.d.), and failing to report any offers or provision of money, benefits, or considerations to influence the outcome or any other aspect of an event, or to provide inside information (Section D.2.a.i.).



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