Italian Tennis Federation Bans Potito Starache And Daniele Bracciali For Life!
by Tom Gainey | August 7th, 2015, 9:52 am

The Italian Tennis Federation have banned Potito Starache And Daniele Bracciali for life for their involvement in match fixing.

According to the AP:

The federation performed its own investigation after a probe by judicial authorities in Cremona that used intercepted phone and Internet conversations to show the players fixed matches.

They face charges of criminal association.

In a 2007 conversation between Bracciali and an accountant who was arrested in 2011, Bracciali allegedly discussed fixing a match in Newport, Rhode Island.

In 2011, an owner of a betting parlor later arrested was allegedly heard saying Starace agreed to sell the result of a final in Casablanca.

The 34-year-old Starache, who reached a career-high No. 27 in 2007, is ranked 272. Bracciali, 37, is ranked No. 270 after reaching a high of No. 21 in June 2011.

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5 Comments for Italian Tennis Federation Bans Potito Starache And Daniele Bracciali For Life!

MIKE Says:

Both ranked 272, huh? You may need a new editor, call me.

Margot Says:

That’s interesting cos I mentioned quite recently that match fixing wasn’t a topic discussed on here, but figures hugely on other sites.

jalep Says:

That’s sad news about Potito.

SG1 Says:

Not worried about either player. Apparently, the New England Patriots are looking for some new “ball handlers” this year. Seems like these two won’t need to look far for another job…

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