Match-fixing in Tennis: a Plague That may be Getting Worse

Only a couple of weeks ago I wrote another article about match-fixing in tennis, saying that this issue has not stopped at all. I now felt the need of writing another one because in last few days I noticed many suspicious matches: we are passing from a couple of matches per day to almost ten daily during early rounds.

First of all, it has become obvious for players and arrangers that the risk of being caught is very close to zero if they pay attention not to leave any clue on their phone, laptop, or bank account.

Match-fixing in Tennis: a Plague That may be Getting Worse

Especially in Morocco (where this week they are playing the third Futures tournament in a row), the situation appears very suspicious with at least a couple of matches ssupect for fixing per day in the early rounds of singles and doubles.

Here below a few examples from Morocco ITFs.

We had different types of possible fixing: heavy favourites that sold sets and heavy underdogs that sold the only thing the could–losing a set by precisely an 0-6 score.

Amine Ahouda lost the match 6-0 6-4 (first set, second set, and ml looks to be suspicious)

 

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