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