Four Wimbledon and French Open matches under scanner for unusual betting

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Four Wimbledon and French Open matches under scanner for unusual betting

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SportsCafe Desk

07/20/2017

The Tennis Integrity Unit flagged a total of four matches played at Wimbledon and French Open for unusual betting patterns. Out of the four matches flagged three were played at Wimbledon - two qualifiers and one match in the main draw - drawing unusual bets while one was at the French Open.

The Tennis Integrity Unit released their quarterly reports on Wednesday, which suggested a total of 53 matches were flagged for unusual activities from April to June, out of the total 31,000 professional matches played. The number of alerts generated last year during the same year was 73.

Out of the 53 matches flagged, a total of four were played at Grand Slam events of Wimbledon and French Open while four were contested at WTA or ATP tour events. The rest 45 matches were played at lower level Challenger and Future ITF events.

The alerts may suggest that the matches may have been fixed but the TIU clarified that just the alerts and unusual betting patterns are not enough to conclude that a match was fixed owing to the fact that many other factors can affect the betting patterns. However, the committee would assess each alert to get the core of the matter and ensure that there was no foul play involved in the Grand Slam events and other matches that have been played throughout the year.

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