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Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace facing corruption accusations

  • FILE - In this May 8, 2006 file photo, Italy's Daniele Bracciali prepares to serve the ball to Germany's Nikolas Kiefer during the first round of the Rome Masters tennis tournament, in Rome. Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed in Italian media Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

    FILE - In this May 8, 2006 file photo, Italy's Daniele Bracciali prepares to serve the ball to Germany's Nikolas Kiefer during the first round of the Rome Masters tennis tournament, in Rome. Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed in Italian media Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 9, 2007 file photo, Italy's Daniele Bracciali returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Rome Masters tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico clay-court. Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed in Italian media Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

    FILE - In this May 9, 2007 file photo, Italy's Daniele Bracciali returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Rome Masters tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico clay-court. Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed in Italian media Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2011 file photo, Potito Starace of Italy eyes the ball during his St. Petersburg Open ATP tennis tournament against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in St. Petersburg, Russia. Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed in Italian media Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

    FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2011 file photo, Potito Starace of Italy eyes the ball during his St. Petersburg Open ATP tennis tournament against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in St. Petersburg, Russia. Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed in Italian media Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)  (The Associated Press)

Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed in Italian media Wednesday.

The conversations are part the extensive data that judicial investigators in Cremona have been sorting through as part of a widespread match-fixing investigation into soccer.

The conversations with people who have since been arrested for alleged match-fixing involve a 2007 match that Bracciali lost to American player Scoville Jenkins in Newport, Rhode Island, and the final of a 2011 tournament in Casablanca that Starace lost.

Cremona prosecutor Roberto Di Martino confirmed to The Associated Press the authenticity of the conversations.

Di Martino added that foreign tennis players might also be involved, saying "I can't rule that out."

Bracciali and Starace had no immediate comment.