Greek Tennis Player Jakupovic Gets Life Ban For Corruption

Greek Tennis Player Jakupovic Gets Life Ban For Corruption, Greek tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic has been banned for life after being found guilty of five corruption charges, the Tennis Integrity Unit said on Friday. The 34-year-old who spent his career playing in the lower rungs of the professional game was charged with various offences including directly or indirectly contriving the outcome of an event.

Greek Tennis Player Jakupovic Gets Life Ban For Corruption

The ban starts immediately. Jakupovic reached a career high ranking of 464 in 2009 and was a regular member of the Greek Davis Cup team playing in 29 ties up to last year. His best result came in 2007 when he beat Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov, now ranked 36 in the world, in straight sets in the fifth rubber of a tie to give Greece victory.

Greek tennis player Jakupovic gets life ban for corruption

Greek Tennis Player Jakupovic Gets Life Ban For Corruption

Tennis anti corruption unit bans Greek player Alexandros

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the ATP and WTA Tours. His career high ATP singles rank is 464 which he achieved on March 9 2009. As of November 4 2013 on the futures level in singles he has 37 quarterfinal losses 21 semifinal losses 8 runner-ups and 3 titles. As for doubles on the futures level he has been far more successful. He has 31 semifinal exits 31 runner-ups and 23 titles.

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On the challenger level in doubles he has 2 semifinals in July 2008 in Rimini Italy with Spaniard Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras and in April 2009 in Athens, Greece with fellow Greek Konstantinos Economidis. He has 2 challenger doubles finals in April 2008 in Athens, Greece with compatriot Konstantinos Economidis and in May 2012 in Athens Greece with Spaniard Gerard Granollers-Pujol. His doubles career-high rank is 267 which he achieved on November 17 2008.

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