Italian banned from tennis for life after being found guilty of match-fixing

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Daniele Bracciali banned for match-fixing

Daniele Bracciali has been banned from tennis for life after being found guilty of match-fixing.

Potito Starce, who has since retired, has also been handed a 10-year suspension.

In addition to the bans, Bracciali has been fined $250,000 while Starce has been hit with a $100,000 fine.

The alleged incidents took place at the ATP 500 event in Barcelona in 2011.

The TIU (Tennis Integrity Unit) says both players were found guilty of two breaches of anti-corruption rules.

The first is in relation to contriving the outcome of matches, and the other in connection with facilitating betting on matches.

Bracciali, 40, is currently ranked 100 in the world and achieved a career best 21 just a year after the alleged incidents took place.


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