Australian Lindahl avoids jail for match-fixing

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Posted: Apr 18, 2016 12:21 AM

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former Australian professional tennis player Nick Lindahl has avoided a jail term after pleading guilty to match-fixing charges relating to a game in 2013, state media reported on Monday.

Lindahl, 27, appeared for sentencing in Sydney's Burwood court on Monday and was fined A$1,000 ($767), the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said.

The charges related to a match Lindahl played against a junior in a low-level tournament in northeastern Queensland state.

Lindahl's opponent was approached by a third party before the game but rejected the offer and reported it to a match official, the court was told earlier.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Patrick Johnston)