Serbian tennis player Savic banned for life
Friday, September 30, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- Serbian tennis player David Savic has become the second player to receive a life ban for attempting to fix matches.
The Tennis Integrity Unit says the 659th-ranked Savic was also fined $100,000 after being found guilty of three violations of the sport's international anti-corruption program. The ban begins with immediate effect.
In May, Austrian player Daniel Koellerer was the first player to be banned for life over match-fixing.
The 26-year-old Savic was found guilty of the same three violations of the sport's anti-corruption rules as Koellerer, including "contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event."
Savic reached a career best 363rd in the rankings in 2009 and never played above the challenger circuit.