| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Serbian tennis player David Savic has been hit with a lifetime ban from the sport for attempting to fix multiple matches. Savic was fined $100,000 after being found guilty of three violations. These bans begin immediately and at the time of the ban, he was ranked 659th. Just this past May, Daniel Koellerer was banned as well for life for the same violation.

A hearing was held in London on Sept. 12th, howeve,r the details within will not be publicly disclosed. The Tennis Integrity Unit which is the division set up to enforce such violations, was setup in conjunction with the WTA and ATP Tours.

Some Italian competitors were suspended in 2008 for betting on matches with suspensions ranging from six weeks up to nine months. Russia's Nikolay Davydenko was suspected of wrongdoing in regards to betting placed on a match in 2007, but was cleared of all suspicions.