London – Guatemalan player Christopher Diaz-Figueroa has
been banned from tennis for two years for match-fixing.
The Tennis Integrity Unit, which handles corruption cases in
the sport, says the 28-year-old Diaz-Figueroa admitted to match-fixing at an
ITF tournament in Prague in 2017, where he lost in the first round.
Diaz-Figueroa also had an extra year ban and $5 000 fine
suspended for three years.
Diaz-Figueroa hit a career-high ranking of 326th in 2011 but
is now down in 723rd.
He has won five ITF singles titles in the lower-level
Futures events and is the most successful Davis Cup player ever for Guatemala,
with a career 41-21 record.