Tennis Match Fixing: Four Wimbledon And French Open Matches To Be Investigated

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) is set to investigate matches from this year’s Wimbledon and French Open Grand Slams for possible match fixing.

As part of its quarterly review, the tennis anti corruption agency will investigate three matches from the just concluded Wimbledon, as well as one French Open match.

According to the TIU news release: “During the second quarter of 2017, 53 match alerts were received by the TIU through Memorandums of Understanding held with betting regulators and gambling organisations.”

“Consistent with previous reports, the majority of alerts (40 out of 53) were received for matches played on the lower level men’s ATP Challenger and ITF Futures circuits. Roland Garros (1) and Wimbledon (3: 2 in the qualifying event and 1 in the main draw) accounted for the four Grand Slam alerts.”

However, the anti corruption agency has noted that “…alert on its own is not evidence of match-fixing,” and could be caused by a number of reasons, “incorrect odds-setting; well-informed betting; player fitness, fatigue, and form; playing conditions and personal circumstances.”