17th June 2019

Bulgarian brothers Karen and Yuri Khachatyran provisionally suspended

Bulgarian brothers Karen and Yuri Khachatyran have been provisionally suspended from professional tennis by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard McLaren, with effect from 15 June 2019. The suspensions relate to investigations undertaken by the Tennis Integrity Unit into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.

The effect of the provisional suspensions are that the brothers are ineligible to compete in or attend any sanctioned event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport. 24-year old Karen is currently ranked 3021 in ITF World Tennis singles while Yuri (19) has an ITF singles ranking of 3126. The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis.

• This media release was published by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) on 17 June 2019. Click here for the original.

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