Three Australian tennis players have been found guilty of corruption by the industry watchdog in relation to a 2013 tournament in Queensland.
The Tennis Integrity Unit confirmed players Nick Lindahl, Brandon Walkin and Isaac Frost were found to have committed corruption offences, days after a young tennis player was charged with match fixing.
Lindahl, 28, has been banned for seven years and fined $US35,000 for his role in match fixing at a Futures Tournament in Toowoomba in September 2013.
The 28-year-old -- who was in the top 200 singles ranking during his career peak -- proposed to lose a match in return for payment, claim the TIU, and also did not cooperate with the investigation.
Brandon Walkin and Isaac Frost have both been suspended in association to the match fixing incident.
Australia's Nick Lindahl banned for seven years and fined US$35,000 by Tennis Integrity Unit pic.twitter.com/A8GNRckC35— Emily Benammar (@EmilyBenammar) January 9, 2017
Frost, who is also 28 and ranked 1515 in singles, refused to supply his phone for analysis during the investigation and served provisional suspension between October 2013 and September 2014.
Walkin, 22, was found guilty for a role in the match fixing, which involved passing a corrupt proposal to another party on behalf of Lindahl.
The 22-year-old, who is ranked 1066 in singles, has been issued a six month suspension.
Lindahl retired from professional tennis in 2013, but the committed offences prevent him from returning over the next seven years.
Last week, reigning Australian Open boys champion Oliver Anderson was charged with match fixing offences in relation to a Traralgon tournament in October last year.
ALSO ON HUFFPOST AUSTRALIA