Match-fixing cloud over Wimbledon, US Open matches

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Match-fixing cloud over Wimbledon, US Open matches

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SportsCafe Desk

10/06/2016

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) revealed on Thursday that they are investigating a match at this year's Wimbledon which was allegedly fixed. Although the investigating body did not reveal the details of the match, it had said that they have received alerts about possible fixing.

The Tennis Integrity Unit(TIU), a body which investigates tennis matches suspected of fixing, have released a statement on Thursday that they are looking into a match from the recently concluded Wimbledon.

The TUI statement said: "Historically, Grand Slams receive very few match alerts and in keeping with that record, only two were received during the period; one at Wimbledon, the other at the US Open. Both are the subject of routine, confidential investigation by the TIU.”

The statement however added that, "Both are the subject of routine, confidential investigation by the TIU."

the US Open match under investigation had already been disclosed, with the TIU having announced in September that it was looking at the 1st round match between Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko and Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky, reported Hindustan Times

The TIU said it had received 96 alerts from July to September, of which two came in Grand Slams, the first at Wimbledon and the second at the US Open.

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