Wimbledon Being Investigated For Alleged Match Fixing

JULY 2013 - LONDON, UK: Inside Wimbledon tennis stadium at centre court.

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Wimbledon is being investigated for alleged match fixing.

According to a report from German newspaper Die Welt, at least two matches at the All England Club. Officials were alerted of the potential match fixing after irregular, very specific bets came in at high volumes during matches.

The International Tennis Integrity Agency has not specifically identified the matches in question, but some details have emerged.

From the New York Post:

Per the report, the first suspicious match was in the men’s doubles tournament in the first round, as there were high bets against the favored tandem placed at irregular times. The pair won their first set, increasing the odds of their defeat, and then fell in the subsequent three.

The second case allegedly centers around the opponent of a German player in a singles match. Following the second set, exorbitantly high bets were placed on the exact score of the third set and prop bets on the maximum number of service games. Both bets won.

Match fixing in tennis is, unfortunately, not a rare occurrence.

Last month, Russian tennis player Yana Sizikowa was arrested for alleged fixing a match during the 2020 French Open. We will have to wait and see if any punishment is handed down following these investigations.

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