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Di Mauro first one down

Champion number 1
11-10-2007, 12:02 PM
First one to be caught on the match fixing allegations. Out for 9 months and fined 60,000 dollars.

Sadly this is the first of many I feel and I can only think there will be more Italians... in particular Volandri has had many matches investigated.

Mr Brightside
11-10-2007, 01:25 PM
at least are not 3 years...

Champion number 1
11-11-2007, 10:20 AM
Its betting and not match fixing so its a little harsh IMO.

Sean.J.S.
11-12-2007, 11:34 PM
Yes...but couldn't he just bet large amounts of money on his own matches, for his opponent to win, and then purposely lose? So it can turn out to be match-fixing after all...

scarecrows
11-12-2007, 11:36 PM
read this first Sean

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=112965

Champion number 1
11-13-2007, 11:35 AM
Indeed I read an article on a betting page today saying how harsh the punishment is and that Di Mauro is simply a scapegoat. It is very true. Di Mauro on average has earned just £25,000 per year in his professional tennis life... so like any other normal person who makes that much money normally likes a bet or two. It says he never even bet on an event in his own tournament let alone his own matches. I think it is a very harsh punishment.