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Professional Tennis (official thread)


Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.
Novak Djokovic says he was offered $200,000 to lose match in 2007

The tennis community was rocked earlier this week with a Buzzfeed and BBC report that tennis' governing bodies have been warned of widespread match-fixing taking place on the men's tennis circuit, including at Wimbledon and the French Open.

According to the report, there is a core group of 16 players, all spending time in the world top 50, who have been connected with possible match-fixing since 2007. The most notable example, which launched the probe, came in 2008 in a match between then-No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko and Martin Vassallo Arguello.

The accusations of match-fixing have been the talk of the tennis world as the Australian Open began this week, and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic added fuel to the fire when he told reporters that he was offered nearly $200,000 to throw a match and lose in 2007.

Entire article: http://www.cbssports.com/general/ey...s-he-was-offered-200000-to-lose-match-in-2007

See more: http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/35319202