Tennis coach David Sammel says British players were asked to throw games

• Russian player Andrey Kumantsov made approach before being banned
• Sammel is pleased the issue is out in the public domain

The tennis coach David Sammel has revealed two of his British players were approached to throw matches.

Richard Gabb and Scott Clayton were confronted at a tournament in Turkey two years ago by the Russian player Andrey Kumantsov. The pair rejected the approach and immediately reported it to the authorities, who were already investigating Kumantsov and subsequently banned him from the sport for life.

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