TIU Investigating Suspicious Betting Patterns Around Dolgopolov-Monteiro

Ruben Hill
August 23, 2017

Dolgopolov, the world number 63, was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by the Brazilian, who had never won an ATP main draw match on hard court until that point.

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have confirmed they are looking into a match between Alexandr Dolgopolov and Thiago Monteiro after concerns were raised over suspicious betting patterns surrounding the contest on Sunday.

"TIU was made aware of this situation and is following up accordingly, as it does for all alerts it receives from betting operators", the Tennis Integrity Unit said Monday in a statement.

A number of bookmakers also suspended betting before it had begun.

The TIU is in the midst of investigating three possible cases in England - two qualifying ties for Wimbledon and one at the Grand Slam event itself.

Neither player has ever been previously censured by the TIU and there is no indication either has done anything wrong.

This was announced hours after the said match ended and it is due to to a suspicious tennis betting pattern.

The Association of Professional Tennis has also shown that the are confident in the work of the TIU and it's creation has really helped the Association.

The TIU has vowed to clamp down on forms of match-fixing, prevalent at Challenger and Future level.

The ESSA, the worldwide betting integrity body, said it had reported a total of 53 cases across five sports - tennis, basketball, football, handball and volleyball - to the relevant authorities for further investigation.

It is thought that around 14,000 are now competing among the full-time ranks, with almost half of these failing to win any prize money, which is thought by many to be a reason why some are tempted by corruption.

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