Monday June 1, 2020

Sowing seeds of doubt about tennis’s pristine reputation

With tennis second favourite for gambling, perhaps it has more in common with other sports than previously thought

24th January, 2016
Martina Hingis: the five-time Grand Slam titles winner served a ban for cocaine useGetty

We may never find out whether some of the players in the 2016 Australian Open are guilty of throwing matches. Tennis’s governing authorities deny allegations that they have ignored widespread match-fixing. But the self-immolation of cycling, football and other sports shows that denial and obfuscation are the wrong way to deal with accusations of impropriety.

We tennis fans had been feeling pretty smug up to now. While football’s global heroes are often caught in...

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