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New Docs -- Funny Biz in Federer Tennis Match?

10/15/2010 9:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The man suing IMG Prez Ted Forstmann claims he has new evidence proving Forstmann obtained inside info from Roger Federer before wagering on one of Federer's tennis matches. 

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Jim Agate -- who owns the printing company suing IMG for gambling-connected tax losses --  filed phone records today with the court which he says prove Forstmann called Agate the night before the 2007 French Open final, and that Agate immediately called a Costa Rican betting service to place the bets. 

Agate also filed wager reports allegedly detailing the Federer bets. Ironically, Federer lost the '07 French Open to Rafael Nadal -- also an IMG client -- allegedly costing Forstmann a bundle. 

All tolled, Agate claims Forstmann lost $96,000 in the days surrounding the Federer/Nadal match ... and Agate filed a receipt for a $96,000 wire transfer to prove it -- money Agate says Forstmann paid him for the gambling losses.

Forstmann's rep, Michael Sitrick, tells TMZ the allegations that Federer gave inside information to Forstmann is an "absolute lie" made by a "desperate man."  Sitrick hasn't seen the documents Agate filed today, but says he wouldn't be surprised if they're phony.

Federer denies giving Forstmann any inside info about the match in question.


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Ms_Tell    

This is a confusing story, but the bottom line is IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE THE MONEY, DON'T BET IT!. That is the whole definition of a bet, the RISK of losing it. Now this moron is crying because he lost?

1279 days ago
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me    

#2 A beautiful story.

RIP Captain Freeman of Boise Idaho

1267 days ago
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