Alexis Musialek has been banned for life after committing 39 breaches of the Anti-Corruption Program, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) announced. Musialek, 35, was involved in fixing nine matches between 2016 and 2018.
The investigation determined that Musialek “received money” for the outcome of those matches and also tried to impact other players not to do their best on the court.“The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) today confirms that French tennis player Alexis Musialek has been banned from tennis for life following 39 breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).
Musialek, who reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of 255 in 2015, denied all charges brought against them, but was found by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Raj Parker to have been involved in the fixing of nine matches between 2016 and 2018, alongside failing to co-operate with an ITIA investigation by withholding evidence.
The 35-year-old was found to have – among other offenses – contrived the outcome of multiple matches, received money, benefit or consideration for contriving the outcome of these matches, and facilitated other players not to use their best efforts,” the ITIA’s statement read.
Musialek banned for life, receives a $50,000 fine
Musialek has also been handed a $50,000 fine and he also received a permanent ban from attending any tournaments authorized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis.“As a result of this ruling, Musialek will be prohibited from playing in, coaching at, or attending any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis permanently.
They have also been fined $50,000. The sanction is effective from 5 August 2023,” the ITIA added.In 2015, Musialek reached a career-high ranking of No 255 in the world. During his career, Musialek won 10 titles – all on the ITF level.
Musialek last played in 2022 October when he appeared at an ITF event. Last year, Musialek also ended as runner-up at one ITF tournament.