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Greek tennis player slapped with life ban for corruption

A ball and the racket of Andy Murray of Britain are pictured as he prepares to serve to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's semi-final match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, June 6, 2015.              REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
A ball and the racket of Andy Murray of Britain are pictured as he prepares to serve to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's semi-final match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Johannesburg: Greek tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic has been slapped with a life ban after being found guilty of breaking rules on match-fixing.

According to Sport24, the Tennis Integrity Unit said that the 34-year-old tennis player was found guilty of five corruption charges under the sport’s anti- corruption programme.

Jakupovic had played two ATP challenger tournaments this season and had reached a career-high ranking of 267 in 2008. (ANI)