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SBD Global/December 12, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Int'l Tennis Federation Investigating Unnamed Spanish Player On Suspicion Of Match-Fixing

In a "blow to tennis," the Int'l Tennis Federation is investigating a Spanish tennis player on "suspicion of match-fixing with the intention of obtaining economic benefits through online betting," according to José Félix Díaz of EL CONFIDENCIAL. The "accused player is aware that a case has been opened by the Tennis Integrity Unit and all signs indicate that if the suspicions are confirmed, the accused will face a life ban," as Daniel Köllerer received in '11 for match-fixing. Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas "is connected to the case, as it is believed he is helping defend the player in question." Tebas "declined to comment on the subject." Experts "have said that tennis is the easiest sport to manipulate an outcome" (EL CONFIDENCIAL, 12/11).
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