French Tennis Player Suspended for Betting on Matches

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This week it was revealed that French tennis player Constant Lestienne has been suspended for seven months and fined $10,000 after he was found to have gambled on 220 tennis matches.

Lestienne, who is currently the 164th ranked Men's player in the world was found guilty of placing wagers on matches between February 2012 and June 2015. The investigation was conducted by the Tennis Integrity Unit, who said that while Lestienne violated policy by betting on tennis matches, none of the wagers involved matches he was participating in.

Lestienne has the opportunity to reduce the amount of his fine if he assists the TIU in fighting match fixing. He currently participates in both singles and dobules matches, where he's been met by limited success.

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23 September 2016 - 9:18pm

Obviously he had done that all the time, not one or two but he gambled on 220! tennis matches!
I guess N164 in the world doesn't make a lot of money but still it's quite high ranking and I guess he's better paid than most of the ordinary people with regular professions and beside that he had choose his profession by himself I guess.
At least he doesn't bet on his own matches which is something but there still have to be a hard penalty for this guy because it could turn into a bad habit for some of his colleagues too.