David Savic was just banned from tennis for life after being found guilty of match fixing.
The 26-year-old Savic said in a written statement that he was set up by a “current top player” who told the TIU that Savic asked him to fix a match in exchange for money.
“That is an absolute lie,” Savic said.
In the statement, Savic said that he was friends with the unidentified top player during their junior days, and that he has not spoken or contacted him in the past 11 years. He said that he could not reveal the name of the player because a judge ordered the TIU ruling be kept confidential.
“I was obviously chosen as a scapegoat,” Savic said. “Without any concrete evidence, I became a drastic example for other players.”