According to recent reports, around 16 tennis stars in the world’s top 50 ranking over the last 10 years have been allegedly involved in match-fixing.
News agencies claim to have vital evidence that exposes the high level of corruption in tennis. According to the probe, many secrets unraveled such as syndicates at Russia, Sicily and Italy minting thousands of dollars while betting on tennis matches. The Australian Open 2016 that began today has been shaken amidst the betting controversy. The tournament has champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams defending their titles in the round one matches.
Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News.
Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the tennis integrity unit over suspicions they have thrown matches.
All of the players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were allowed to continue competing.
The Tennis Integrity Unit – set up to police the sport – said it had a zero-tolerance approach to betting-related corruption.
The cache of documents passed to the BBC and Buzzfeed News include the findings of an investigation set up in 2007 by the organising body, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).