Match-fixing in Tennis: still not a problem for authorithies

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A few days ago the Tennis Integrity Unit released a brief note about the second quarter alerts received through Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with regulators and betting organisations. The number is not really much different from the 1st quarter I have to reaffirm that these figures are, for my own experience, absolutely not close to reality, which […] READ MORE


Has match-fixing stopped after the BBC – Buzzfeed inquiry?

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Last Tuesday I was kindly invited by Simon Cox and Paul Grant to give my opinion about current situation on match-fixing on the BBC Radio 4 programme File on 4. I was very pleased about the BBC/Buzzfeed inquiry published in January because finally the big media started discussing the match-fixing issue; I honestly thought that, after […] READ MORE


Why David Marrero's matches caught my attention

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As you probably know, a few days ago the New York Times published an article about a suspicious mixed doubles match played during Australian Open: David Marrero (actual top 50 doubles player and former top 10) and Lara Arruabarrena lost that match 60 63 against Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot. I gave my information to […] READ MORE



The Curious Case of Fernando Verdasco’s Odds

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Fernando Verdasco has won $12,231,985 in his entire career so far. We can assume that he has actually earned double that, considering the money he got from sponsors. With a Career High ranking of #7, actually still inside the top 50, he would be one of the last players you could associate to match-fixing. Of […] READ MORE


I was banned but I am not guilty: interview with Arkadiusz Kocyla

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Last 10 September the Tennis Integrity Unit announced the ban of two polish players: Piotr Gadomski and Arkadiusz Kocyla. Other two “little fishes” finished in the TIU fishing net, while we have often blatant evidences at bigger level as I previously wrote here. The following table resumes the violations Gadomski and Kocyla committed according to TIU […] READ MORE


NCAA Champion and ITF Title winner: interview with Astra Sharma

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The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team (the tournament’s #4 seed) claimed its first-ever national title by defeating UCLA 4–2 in the NCAA Championship match May 19. The victory marked only the third time in school history that Vanderbilt has won an NCAA national championship. (Bowling won one in 2007, and baseball in 2014). The only other […] READ MORE


Match Fixing in Tennis: Reality or Fantasy?

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Match fixing in tennis is a pretty huge and actual problem even if you would not say that looking at Tennis Integrity Unit website because in the last 12 months their Announcements have been related to: Walter Trusendi and Elie Rousset suspended and fined not for a fix: Trusendi was not able to play Mohammedia Challenger Main […] READ MORE


Junior Grand Slam Winner and Pro Career: What About Girls?

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In this article I showed that being a boy with a Gran Slam title under your belt doesn’t assure you a great future as tennis professional, so now it’s time to analyze the girls’ situation. I analyzed Girls Slam Champions from 1990 to 2010.   As for boys, every girl that won more than one Slam title had […] READ MORE