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Professional tennis player Patrick Keane has been suspended for betting on tennis matches that he wasn't involved in.
The 24 year old British player was suspended for three months and was given a $500 fine for betting on six tennis matches. The penalty wasn't as harsh as it could have been, as Keane cooperated with the Tennis Integrity Unit's investigation, and admitted his fault.
If he bets on matches again, he'll face a six month ban and a $5,000 fine. At this point, Keane isn't allowed to play or attend matches until June 29th. This may be the best time for a suspension though, as events are currently postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
No comment from the player was available as of press time.