Spanish Tennis Player Aaron Cortes Gets 15-Year Ban for Match-Fixing

29-year-old professional tennis player Aaron Cortes, with a career-high world ranking of 955, has been suspended for 15 years. The suspension comes after Cortes admitted to 35 violations of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.

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Why Cortes Was Served a 15-Year Ban

The International Tennis Integrity Agency collaborated with law enforcement to investigate Cortes. The breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program included “contriving the outcome of events, accepting money to contrive the outcome of events, failure to report corrupt approaches, wagering on tennis, and providing money to tournament officials in exchange for a wild card,” according to the ITIA’s announcement.

These breaches primarily occurred between 2016 and 2018. In 2017, Cortes reached his highest career ranking of 955.

Details of Cortes’ Suspension

The ITIA reports that Cortes fully cooperated with the investigation and waived his right to a hearing. He was fined $75,000. His suspension started on March 27, 2024, and will end at midnight on March 26, 2039.

Cortes cannot play, coach at, or attend any tennis event sanctioned by members of the ITIA. That includes the sport’s biggest governing bodies, such as the ATP, ITF, WTA, Tennis Australia, USTA, Fédération Française de Tennis, and Wimbledon.

About The ITIA

The International Tennis Integrity Agency aims to prevent corruption in tennis. The organization has a few key approaches to accomplish its goals:

  • Stop corruption and doping
  • Investigate and prosecute offenders of its policies and standards
  • Educate players, fans, and stakeholders and teach them to recognize dishonest activity


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