Scandalous accusations. Elite tennis players have been investigating for fake matches

The ATP ATP faces at the start of the first grandslam of the season that they have not taken any action against players who have been suspected of manipulating matches. The ATP leadership rejects this, but did not reject the fact that sixteen tennis players who were in the last decade to the top fifty world rankings were in the past. This was also true of some grandslam tournament winners, according to the BBC, referring to the secret documents. The names of the suspected players did not indicate the British station.

“All these players were allowed to continue their career,” the BBC said.According to BuzzFeed News, eight of these suspicious players are taking part in the Australian Open, which has begun in Melbourne today.

ATP Chairman Chris Kermode has assured the BBC that the competent TIU (the Integrity Unit) always treats corruption very seriously . “The Tennis Integrity Unit and the tennis authorities are totally rejecting any allegations that they have been silenced or for some reason not investigating suspicions of match manipulation,” Kermode said at a brief press conference in Melbourne. “The BBC and the BuzzFeed refer to the events ten years ago and we are going to investigate every new piece of information,” said an American who has been at the head of ATP since last year.

The head of ethics committee at TIU Nigel Willerton in Melbourne The BBC report and the BuzzFeed News are allegedly ineligible for investigation in 2007, as it would be inappropriate.

It is to be said that the groups in Russia, northern Italy and Sicily have been betting hundreds of thousands of dollars for tennis matches they considered to be manipulated. Three of these matches were said to have been Wimbledon. The names of the players did not indicate the servers because they can not find out if they have participated in the frauds.

According to the confidential statement of 2008’s tennis management, the investigation involved 28 tennis players but never followed the penalty . Since 2009, a new anti-corruption code has been enforced and ATP officials say the previous violation can not be penalized.

World Cup leader Serena Williams, after winning the Australian Open 1 round, said she knew nothing about it. “When I play, so full, and so do my opponents.If anything like that happened, I do not know. “In the past, TIU’s investigation ended with sanctions for 18 tennis players and six of them had a life ban.” The program against corruption ATP has so far released $ 14 million (over 347 million crowns).