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Koellerer given life ban for match-fixing

Daniel Koellerer, widely regarded as the biggest @£%& in professional tennis, has received his just desserts today with a life ban from professional tennis and a fine of $100k.

The Tennis Integrity Unit works under a shroud of secrecy so there are no official details of which matches were bent (although you could probably from a substantial list from Koellerer's schedule).

From the press release:


Mr Koellerer was found guilty of three charges under Article D of the 2010 Uniform
Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, namely:
• Contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an Event;
• Soliciting or facilitating a Player not to use his or her 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 efforts
in any Event



So the Tennis Integrity Unit has found a spine, that's great news for the game. Although, let's be honest, Dani K would never make it as a spy. Catching and prosecuting some of the other crooks in the game might just be a tad harder...

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