Two former American players copped USD 10,000 fines for associating with a gambling company in violation of tennis anti-corruption rules, tennis bosses announced on Tuesday.
Current US Davis Cup captain Mardy Fish and former doubles great Bob Bryan – also a team coach – were handed provisional four-month bans by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) which kick in if they commit further similar violations.
They were caught out for promoting an online betting site on social media and have now removed their posts.
Both Davis Cup coaches are considered “covered persons” under the tennis definition and are subject to the anti-gambling rules.
They have both agreed to work with the ITIA “to assist with education and prevention initiatives to highlight the importance of integrity in the game.”
Fish last week led the Davis side in Spain at the Finals while Bryan retired in 2020 along with his twin brother Mike from a record-setting doubles career.
Main photo:- US Captain Mardy Fish at Davis Cup Finals 2022 – by ATPTour.com