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Australian former tennis player pleads guilty to match-fixing

Australian former tennis player pleads guilty to match-fixing


Former professional tennis player and coach Nick Lindahl, has pleaded guilty to match-fixing in a court in Australia.

Lindahl who was arrested a year ago however pleaded not guilty to a second charge that he concealed evidence of the match-fixing.

The prosecutor Kate Young told the court Lindahl intentionally lost a match to a lower ranked player in 2013 whilst playing at the Toowomba Futures Tournament.

He is also accused to have told two people of how the match would turn out, these people went on to bet on the game knowing the outcome.

Sportsbet, the betting agency is reported to have noticed the heavy betting on a rather minor match, the bet was subsequently suspended before they alerted the police.

Prosecutors however dropped two other charges relating to some finances he is reported to have gained personally.

His plea comes barely a week after the tennis professional fraternity was hit with allegations of match-fixing.

Tennis authorities rejected the BBC and online Buzz Feed report indicating that 16 players ranked in the top 50 were on suspicion of throwing in matches repeatedly flagged by the Tennis Integrity Unit.