Tennis - 34 year old Russian tennis player banned for life for match-fixing



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Tennis - 34 year old Russian tennis player banned for life for match-fixing

Tennis - Another low-ranked tennis player has been caught by tennis officials for cheating and match-fixing. Tennis' anti-corruption unit has banned Russian player Sergei Krotiouk for life and fined him $60,000, He was found guilty on 41 counts of violations.

The violations include attempts to influence "the outcome or any other aspect of an event," to "facilitate any player not to use his or her best efforts in any event" and to offer money or other benefit "with the intention of negatively influencing" a player's best efforts in any event.

Krotiouk is a 34 year old Russian tennis player who has been playing on the lower level ITF Circuit for years now without achieving much success. He is currently ranked no. 789 in the ATP world rankings. His total career prize money is just under $100,000