Reports broke Wednesday that the London-based Tennis Integrity Unit is looking into possible match fixing in the recently complete Wimbledon Championships.
The investigation stems from reports out of betting companies and regulators who monitor any unusual activities during the professional matches. They then report these to the TIU, who are required to investigate . The TIU publishes quarterly reports that divulge where their investigations are centered, and at what levels the potential violations occurred. The vast majority of these discrepancies are at the lower levels of the sport, but the latest report shows 4 Grand Slam incidents reported to them.
As taken from the official TIU Briefing note: “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.”
Also mentioned in the report is that these investigations are not to be taken as evidence of match-fixing. These investigations are mandatory, and the discrepancies in betting could be attributed to multiple other factors.
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