Paris: Tennis` anti-corruption authorities banned Russian player Sergei Krotiouk for life for match-fixing.
Krotiouk, whose career-high ranking was No.486 in 2009, Thursday was also fined $60,000 after being found guilty of 41 violations, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) revealed.
The 34-year-old became the third man in two years to receive the sanction.
Life bans in the last two years have also been handed out to Serbia`s David Savic, a former world number 363, and Austria`s Daniel Koellerer, who once rose to 55 in the world and reached the third round of the US Open in 2009.
After an in-depth review into the betting-related corruption in tennis, the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the ATP, the WTA and the Grand Slam Committee in 2008 jointly formed the TIU to combat corruption in the sport.
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