19 Jan 2016

Claims matchfixing rife at top levels of tennis

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 19 January 2016

The investigation by BuzzFeed News and the BBC is based on a cache of leaked documents from inside the sport, interviews with whistleblowers, officials, players and match fixing experts. The investigative journalists have revealed gambling syndicates in Russia and Italy have placed suspicious bets on tennis matches - including at Wimbledon and the French Open and that tennis players are being targeted in hotel rooms at major tournaments and offered tens of thousands of dollars to fix their match. John Templon of Buzzfeed is one of the investigative journalists behind the story.