June 24, 2024

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RG quarterfinalist Cecchinato has a past

Things couldn’t be sweeter for French Open quarterfinalist Marco Cecchinato.

The 25-year-old Italian, who will make his top-50 debut next week, will surpass $700,000 in prize money for the season.

But in his recent past are allegations of match-fixing – not from the Tennis Integrity Unit, but from the Italian Federation, which has been aggressive in pursuing these cases.

His original ban was 18 months, later reduced to 12 months and then eliminated completely, per the New York Times’ Ben Rothenberg, because the Italian federation missed a deadline during the appeals process.

He wouldn’t comment on the matter Sunday.

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