July 12, 2024

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Former top junior tells match-fixing story

Egypt’s Karim Hossam, a former top junior who reached as high as No. 337 early in his pro career, came clean to the BBC about his involvement in match fixing.

He comes off sounding naive and not all that bright, more than mercenary. But he got in deep before he was banned for life in Aug. 2018.

The report says Hossam may not be entirely out. A few red flags: a reported 20 North African players were involved and still not caught/sanctioned by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

And the player who first approached Hossam is still playing.

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