Serbian tennis player David Savic has been banned for life and fined $100,000 by the TIU (Tennis Integrity Unit) after found guilty of attempting to fix matches.
The TIU has been set up on behalf of the ITF (International Tennis Federation), ATP and WTA Tours. “The life ban applies with immediate effect and means that Savic is not eligible to participate in any tournament or competition organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis,” was mentioned in the statement from the TIU.
World no.659 Savic, who reached a career high 363 in 2009, has been found guilty of three violations of the sport’s anti-corruption rules, including “contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event.”
The 26 year old becomes the second player to be banned after Austria’s Daniel Koellerer, world number 55, was also handed a lifetime ban in May.