Argentinian tennis player Marco Trungelliti has received support from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). Trungelliti, 29, acted as a witness in the prosecution of his three fellow compatriots, who received bans for gambling-related activities.
In a recent interview, Trungelliti complained he felt used and abandoned after speaking openly about the match fixing in tennis. "At all times, Mr Trungelliti has acted with the highest level of integrity and with the best interests of the sport in mind.
His courageous and principled stand against those who seek to corrupt is to be admired and commended," the TIU said in its statement. The TIU also underlined that: *Mr Trungelliti voluntarily reported a corrupt approach he received from a third party to the TIU, in line with the agreement contained in the TACP, which is signed by all professional tennis players.
*At no point has Mr Trungelliti ever been the subject of any investigation, charge or sanction by the TIU. *He received no payment for the information he provided and has never requested or been offered any kind of plea bargain or other agreement with the TIU.