Report: Possible match fixing revealed involving top-50 players
Files analyzed by the BBC and Buzzfeed News show evidence of possible match fixing in tennis, according to a report released Sunday.
16 players who have been ranked in the top 50, including some Grand Slam winners, were flagged multiple times to the Tennis Integrity Unit over suspicions of match fixing, according to the report. More than half of the 16 will participate at the Australian Open, which begins Monday.
Tennis officials were first alerted of the players and possible match fixing seven years ago, but all have played since without any discipline, reports Buzzfeed and the BBC. The report cites leaked documents as well as an independent analysis of match data as evidence of suspected match fixing.
The report says investigators implicated 28 players in possible fixing, but the TIU did not discipline any of them.