It has now been confirmed by Spanish media that Guillermo Olaso is the player under investigation for match fixing. The world 229 (ch 167 in 2011) has won two futures titles this year. El Confidencial confirms the Russian mafia/crime involvement and alleges that Olaso made money by deliberately losing the first set of a match. The Unit for the Tennis Integrity is in charge of the case along with the spanish police. There are also reports surfacing that he is being investigated for a match dating back to 2010. Olaso faces a life ban and of fine of up to $250,000.
A statement from Olaso has now been released via puntodebreak.com with a rought translation below:-
“Given the speculative and erroneous information that are appearing in various media, I should clarify:
1) the disciplinary proceedings instituted by the Tennis Integrity Unit is on a single match held in 2010, which flatly deny having rigged.
2) Let me not be accused of having collected money to alter results, and the conclusion of the investigations of the Tennis Integrity Unit supports this point.
Please pray that this disciplinary process where I am defending my innocence, and is sure to pour misinformation can severely affect my honor and even my integrity.
Sincerely, Guillermo Olaso. "