April 7, 2017 / 10:34 PM / 4 months ago

Tennis-CAS upholds Mexican player's appeal against match-fixing ban

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) - Mexican player Daniel Garza has successfully appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a six-month ban and $5,000 fine for match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Friday.

The 31-year-old, ranked 2,054 in singles, was suspended on Oct. 18 last year after a TIU investigation ruled that he had attempted to influence the outcome of a match at an ITF Futures tournament in Calabasas, California, in March 2015.

However, following the CAS ruling, Garza, who achieved a career-high ranking of 294th in 2012, is eligible to resume playing with immediate effect. The CAS panel also awarded him 3,000 Swiss francs ($2,970) towards his legal costs.

$1 = 1.0088 Swiss francs Reporting by Ken Ferris, editing by Ed Osmond

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