Daniel Koellerer Banned From ATP for Life

June 1, 2011 · Print This Article

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Player banned for life and fined US$100,000 for three violations under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program

Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer has been banned from the sport for life and fined US$100,000 after being found guilty of offenses under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.

Mr Koellerer was found guilty of three charges under Article D of the 2010 Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, namely:

• Contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an Event;
• Soliciting or facilitating a Player not to use his or her best efforts in an Event; and;
• Soliciting, offering or providing money, benefit or Consideration to any other covered person with the intention of negatively influencing a Player’s best efforts in any Event

The three violations of the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program for which he has been disciplined occurred between October 2009 and July 2010.

The case against him was based on the findings of a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation and considered by an independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer at a two-day Hearing held in London on 27-28 April.

Consistent with the confidentiality of the Anti-Corruption Hearing process, no details of the Hearing or Decision will be made public.

The life ban applies with immediate effect, and means that Mr Koellerer is not eligible to participate in any tournament or competition organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis from the date of this statement.

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Committee, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP World Tour and the WTA as part of the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.

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2 Responses to “Daniel Koellerer Banned From ATP for Life”

  1. Alex on June 1st, 2011 10:46 am

    Geez, you would think after getting caught twice and knowing the consequence for a third offence, he would stop doing this. The ATP deserves credit for monitoring him and cracking down, even though Koellerer isn’t a prime time player.

  2. Jack Han on June 2nd, 2011 6:10 am

    The supreme irony here is the “Crazy Dani” is known to be one of the most hated, biggest jerks among ATP players. He’s pretty notorious for acting out toward fans, umpires, line judges and other players. I’m sure many, many people are happy to see him banned for life but this is a bit surprising considering he mostly acts out because he wants to win too much.

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