Australian tennis coach Mark Philippoussis is being sanctioned after breaching the sport’s betting sponsorship rules.
The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) is fining Philippoussis $10,000 and handing him a suspended ban of four months.
He broke the rules by receiving payment for providing a voiceover to promotional content for a gaming operator.
The ITIA said that the suspension will not come into force unless there is a further breach of the rules. The regulations are set out in the ITIA’s Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.
The ITIA is an independent body established by the sport’s international governing bodies. The body focuses on safeguarding the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.
The former top-10 player on the men’s ATP tour did not contest the charge and cooperated fully.
As an accredited coach, Philippoussis is considered a “covered person” under the rules. This means they are subject to the sport’s regulations around re..