Austrian tennis player appeals match-fixing case
Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer has appeared at the
Court of Arbitration for Sport to challenge his lifetime ban for
attempting to fix matches.
This is the start of Koellerer’s two-day case before the top
court for international sports. A verdict is expected early next
Koellerer was the first tennis player banned for life for
attempted corruption. He was found guilty of three violations
between October 2009 and July 2010.
The ban was imposed in May by the Tennis Integrity, an
anti-corruption body set up by the men’s and women’s tours, the
International Tennis Federation and Grand Slam Committee.
Koellerer’s ranking peaked at No. 55 in October 2009.