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Banned tennis player’s brother suspended for integrity probe

July 30, 2019

LONDON (AP) — An Egyptian tennis player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations.

The Tennis Integrity Unit announced Tuesday that 21-year-old Youssef Hossam has been provisionally suspended while its investigation continues. Hossam may not compete in or attend any event sanctioned by the sport’s governing bodies.

Last year, Youssef’s brother Karim Hossam was found guilty of 16 corruption charges that included providing inside information and facilitating betting. He was given a lifetime ban.

Youssef Hossam is ranked 410th in the world.

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