18 Apr 2016

Lindahl escapes jail sentence

5:06 pm on 18 April 2016

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.

Australian tennis player Nick Lindahl plays a backhand return against Marcus Baghdatis of Cyprus at the Sydney International on January 11, 2010. Baghdatis won is straight sets 6-2, 7-5. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD

Australian tennis player Nick Lindahl Photo: AFP

Lindahl, 27, appeared for sentencing in Sydney's Burwood court on Monday and was fined A$1,000, 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.