Two pro tennis players have been officially banned for corruption offenses right after they have been discovered to have bet on matches. The two players were Calum Puttergill of Australia and Mihaita Damian of Romania.
According to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), 23-year-old Mihaita Damian has been fined 5,000 Euros ($5,300) and banned for one year for placing about 199 bets on games from 2011 to 2013. He is number 1,645 in the doubles rankings.
The TIU also announced on January 13, Friday, that 23-year-old Australian player Calum Putterfill has also been fined $10,000 and banned for six months for placing bets on tennis from 2012 to 2014 with the use of online betting accounts. His sanctions would be halved if he no longer commits other violations before June 11. In the world of tennis, he is ranked number 1,207.
Neither player bet on the games they have played; however, their suspension applies immediately.
Under TIU rules, all players are explicitly forbidden from betting on any type of professional tennis match anywhere in the world.