Updated: 03/04/2012 06:24 | By pa.press.net

Koellerer life ban upheld



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Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer has had his life ban from the sport for attempted match fixing upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS dismissed the 28-year-old's appeal to have the sanction overturned after the Anti Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) found him guilty last May of attempted match fixing.

Koellerer, who reached a career-high ranking of 55 in October 2009, has been banned permanently from participating in any event organised or sanctioned by any of the four tennis governing bodies ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Committee.

"On the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties to the CAS, the panel of arbitrators was satisfied the player attempted to engage in match fixing," a CAS statement read.

CAS did, though, set aside the USD100,000 fine which had been imposed on the player.

The tennis governing bodies ruled in January last year Koellerer had made invitations to other players to fix matches on five occasions between October 2009 and July 2010.

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