Slovakian tennis player Ivo Klec has been banned for two years following an investigation by the Tennis integrity Unit (TIU). Klec, who achieved a ranking high of 184 in 2011, has been found guilty of "failure to cooperate" with an investigation into anti-corruption.
In addition to the two year ban, the 34-year-old has also been fined $10,000. Details surrounding the investigation are limited with the ban first reaching the attention of the media via a tweet from New York Times journalist Ben Rothenberg.
More than 24 hours after the publication of Rothenberg's tweet, there is yet to be any official statement from the TIU concerning the case or by Klec himself.
Tennis Integrity Unit suspends Slovak Ivo Klec two years for "failure to cooperate" with anti-corruption investigation. No details given. — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) August 21, 2015
The absence of any official announcement regarding the suspension has left unanswered questions circulating regarding to decision ban Klec for two years and effectively end his career. Despite never playing in the main draw of a Grand Slam, Klec had enjoyed success on the lower level circuit.
On the Futures circuit, he has claimed 27 titles, 14 singles and 13 doubles. In addition, he has also won two Challenger doubles titles. His most recent match was last week at a Futures tournament in Este, Italy.