Move over soccer, tennis is the latest sport to facing a match fixing scandal.
The major talk at the first day of the Australian Open was not the play on the court, but the scandal swirling above it.
A new report form BuzzFeed and the BBC charges “widespread match-fixing by players at the upper level of world tennis.” The report charges that a collection of 16 players, all of whom have reached the world Top 50, have participated in match-fixing, and that more than half of those players are in the field this week at the Australian Open. The report did not name any names, but charged that tennis’s governing bodies have repeatedly ignored evidence of match-fixing.
Is it really possible to cheat at tennis? How many balls can you shank before it becomes obvious?