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Former French Tennis player Arnaud Clement admits being approached to forfeit a tennis match

Clement rallied the need of harsh punishments for the people involved in match-fixing cases

News 19 Jan 2016, 17:36 IST
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Arnaud said that the incident took place in Russia

Retired French tennis player Arnaud Clement has admitted that he was approached with a large sum of money to forfeit one of his matches.

Clement told France Info radio station on Monday that the incident took place in Russia where he was set to play a match, when an "unknown" person approached him with the proposal, which the player refused, reports Efe.

This was revealed amid the tennis match-fixing allegations disclosed by the BBC on Monday.

Clement hoped there would be harsh punishments for those individuals involved in match-fixing cases if there is sufficient evidence.

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