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Serbian tennis player banned for match-fixing

LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Sport's highest court has found Serbian tennis player David Savic guilty of match-fixing and confirmed his life ban.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says its panel found it proven that Savic "made invitations to another tennis player to fix the outcome" of matches.

The court rejected Savic's appeal against a life ban imposed last year by the sport's Tennis Integrity Unit, which was created by the International Tennis Federation and men's and women's professional tours.

Savic, who reached a career-high No. 363 ranking in 2009, claimed he was set up by a "current top player" who told the TIU that Savic asked him to fix a match in exchange for money. The player was not identified.

CAS ruled Savic should not pay a $100,000 fine ordered by the TIU.

 

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