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Tennis authorities ignored match-fixing, say reports

Officials deny integrity unit failed to act on suspicion that 16 Top-50 players in last decade threw matches

Media reports said a 2007 inquiry by the Association of Tennis Professionals found betting syndicates in Russia, northern Italy and Sicily making hundreds of thousands of pounds betting on games which investigators thought were fixed. Three of these games were at Wimbledon.


WORLD tennis was rocked on Monday by allegations that the game's authorities have failed to deal with widespread match-fixing, just as the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year, kicked off in Melbourne.

Tennis authorities rejected reports by the BBC