Report: Italian tennis player Daniele Bracciali admits to match-fixing

Wednesday November 5th, 2014

Italian tennis player Daniele Bracciali has partially admitted to match-fixing, The Associated Press reports.

According to a prosecutor, Bracciali “admitted a few things and he denied a few things” during a hearing last week with judicial authorities.

Bracciali and his occasional doubles partner Potito Starace are accused of corruption after investigators intercepted Skype conversations claiming they sold matches. The conversations were found as a part of a soccer match-fixing investigation.  

In one exchange from 2007, Bracciali discusses arranging a match against American Scoville Jenkins, who won 6-2, 6-1.

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Bracciali and Starace were previously fined and suspended during the 2007-08 season for their involvement in a betting scandal.

Bracciali holds five ATP doubles titles, two of which he won with Starace. Neither has competed since the Italian media published the intercepted conversations three weeks ago. 

- Danielle Zhu


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