Colombian tennis participant Robert Farah has been banned for three months and fined $5,000 for facilitating betting by promoting a gambling website on social media.
However, tennis authorities say Friday he’s free to play throughout the three months supplied there are “no further breaches”, including the “full period of ineligibility is suspended.”
The Tennis Integrity Unit mentioned in a press release that Farah posted a tweet in February which violated a regulation stating nobody “shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any other person to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any event or any other tennis competition.”
Farah eliminated the publish and apologized when contacted by the tennis unit. The 31-year-old participant is ranked 16th in doubles and has a career-high singles rating of 163, reached in 2011.
The TIU is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA. The our bodies are dedicated to zero tolerance to corruption in tennis.