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Daniel "Crazy Dani" Köllerer has been banned from tennis for life and fined $100,000 by the ATP. Harsh. What'd he do?

He came under fire for verbally abusing a ball-boy and other players accused him of having made racist remarks.

Fellow Austrian tennis players found harsh words for their disgraced colleague.

"I don't care whether he's playing or not, but he has terrorised the ATP and the players long enough with his behaviour," Martin Slanar said.


They still let Lleyton Hewitt play, so that's not enough.

The former Davis Cup player is accused of trying to manipulate matches. Köllerer attempted to get opponents not to give their best, according to investigations by the TIU.


That's kind of vague. I hope they have more than that.

The committee said its verdict was based on three confirmed cases of attempted match-fixing.


Hmm, I wonder how solid the proof is.

Austrian sport newspapers report that the 27-year-old also broke ATP regulations by setting up hyperlinks leading to the websites of sport betting companies on his homepage.


I bet it's pretty good.

(H/T tomuban)

Lifelong ban for tennis rebel [Austrian Times]


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