December 2, 2022

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El Mihdawy banned after admitting match-fixing expenses


Adam El Mihdawy has been banned from tennis for three-and-a-half years and fined $5,000 (£4,346) after admitting match-fixing expenses.

The American, 32, was sanctioned for fixing components of matches, receiving cash for fixing and failing to report corrupt approaches in step with the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).

The Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company (ITIA) relate the fees to an occasion in Mexico in 2016 the place the participant fastened two matches.

El Mihdawy, who had a career-high Affiliation of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rating of 281, acquired a further suspended fantastic of $10,000 (£8,692) if there are any additional breaches of the TACP.

The ban means he can not compete professionally once more till 28 February 2026.

In the meantime, a “devastated” Nick Kyrgios is out of the US Open after ultimately being out-battled by Russia’s Karen Khachanov in a tense quarter-final in New York.

The 27-year-old Australian, who wanted remedy on his left thigh after the primary set, misplaced 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 to twenty seventh seed Khachanov.

“I really feel like I’ve let so many individuals down,” stated Kyrgios.

Khachanov, 26, performs Norwegian fifth seed Casper Ruud, who beat thirteenth seed Matteo Berrettini 6-1 6-4 7-6 (7-4).

Kyrgios added: “I really feel like these 4 tournaments are the one ones that ever are going to matter. It’s similar to you’ve received to begin all of it once more. I’ve to attend till the Australian Open.

“It’s simply devastating, it’s heartbreaking. Not only for me, however for everybody that I do know that desires me to win.

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“However all credit score to Karen. He’s a fighter. He’s a warrior.”

Khachanov, who trailed to Jack Draper within the third spherical earlier than the Briton received injured – nonetheless has the possibility to be that particular person after beating twenty third seed Kyrgios with a composed efficiency during which he saved seven of 9 break factors.

The world quantity 31 edged a good opener when the primary break level of the match went his approach within the twelfth recreation, with Kyrgios requiring remedy afterwards and saying he was struggling to stroll.

However Kyrgios recovered and located high gear within the second set to degree the match.