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Austrian tennis player banned for life for match-fixing

1 June 2011

AUSTRIA -- An Austrian tennis player has been banned for life for match-fixing, according to The Telegraph.

Daniel Köllerer was baned for life and fined $100,000 after he was found guilty of "contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event; soliciting or facilitating a player not to use his best efforts in an event; and soliciting, offering or providing money, benefit or consideration to any other covered person with the intention of negatively influencing a player’s best effort in any event”, the report explained.

Köllerer's highest rank reached was 55 in the world, currently he ranks 385, The Telegraph noted.

The Tennis Integrity Unit conducted the investigation, the report said.

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