Tennis Official Manuel Guion Sanctioned

International Tennis Integrity Agency ITIA

LONDON, April 4, 2024 (ITIA Press Release)

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) can today confirm that Italian tennis official Manuel Guion has been suspended from the sport for a period of five years and six months following breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).

Guion, a national-level official, admitted to five breaches of the TACP, including conspiring to commit a Corruption Offense, soliciting a player to commit a Corruption Offense, encouraging tennis betting, and betting on events in which they were officiating.

Guion, who has officiated at ITF $15k tournaments and served as a line judge at ATP Challenger level, co-operated fully with the ITIA investigation and waived their right to a hearing before an independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO).

The decision on sanction length was made by AHO Philippe Cavalieros (France), after Guion agreed to the sanction proposed by the ITIA. Guion has also been fined $6,000. The suspension began on 5 February 2024 and will end at midnight on 4 August 2029.

During the suspension, Guion is prohibited from officiating at, or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the members of the ITIA (ATP, ITF, WTA, Tennis Australia, Fédération Française de Tennis, Wimbledon and USTA).