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Sebastian Rivera: Chilean tennis coach banned for 64 match-fixing offences

Chilean tennis coach and former player Sebastián Rivera has been banned from the sport for life after being found guilty of a record 64 offences of match fixing.

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) confirmed it was “the highest number ever detected by a player”. The ITIA added that Rivera, 36, “failed to engage meaningfully with the disciplinary process”, according to the BBC.

He was also fined $250,000 (£222,104).

The ruling means that Rivera will be “permanently prohibited from coaching at, playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis”.