Crazy Dani, Daniel Köllerer banned for life for match-fixing

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Crazy Dani, Daniel KöllererAustrian tennis player Daniel Köllerer sentenced to a lifetime suspension by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) for match-fixing. Koellerer who was ranked 55th in 2009 was found guilty of three offenses under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme in the period of October 2009 to July 2010.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of U.S. $ 100 thousand (around Rp853, 7 million) after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit. The team's findings are the basis for anti-corruption court in London on 27 and 28 April.

Previously, Köllerer (born August 17, 1983 in Wels, Upper Austria) was accused of racism by Brazilian tennis player Júlio Silva, who filed charges against him after a match on the ATP Challenger Tour at Reggio Emilia, in Italy, on June 2010. Silva accused Köllerer of calling him "monkey" and telling him to "go back to the jungle", imitating monkey movements.

Köllerer has also had problems with other players. Stefan Koubek was disqualified from an Austrian league match after grabbing Daniel Köllerer by the throat during a changeover. Koubek said Köllerer insulted him during the match. "I'm man enough not to let myself be insulted, especially not by him," Koubek was reported as saying by the Austrian Times.

In 2006, the ATP fined and suspended Köllerer for six months for bad behavior. Finally, in 2011, Köllerer was banned for life for match fixing and was fined $100,000 USD by the Tennis Integrity Unit.
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