Transcript for Tennis-Fixing Allegations Rock Pro Game
In other sports news new allegations rocking the world of professional tennis. Some of the sports players facing serious accusations of fixing matches. David Wright has the story. This morning as the Australian open kicks off down under a bombshell threatens the integrity of professional tennis. A report on allegations of widespread match fixing implicating some more competitive players on the grand slam circuit. Buzzfeed news and the bbc report on documents they say were leaked from a investigation commissioned by professional tennis. It's a huge problem. And the integrity unit is not getting to grip with it. The reports point to gambling in Russia and whistle blowers say sought to fix matches at grand slam events including wimbledon. Serena Williams and Novak djokovic were asked about the report just hours ago at the Australian open. Djokovic called it a crime against sport. Admits people close to him were approached about giving him $200,000 to throw a first round match in Russia in 2007. He says he dropped out of the tournament instead and doesn't want to be linked to this kind of thing. Williams says she doesn't know anything about it, telling the assembled media, quote, when I'm playing, I play very hard and every player I play seems to play hard. Among the players implicated in the reports, more than a dozen who ranked in the top 50 including eight players scheduled to play in the 2016 Australian open. A group between six and ten players really who were the main focus of the evidence that we had dug up. Officials with pro tennis assist they take this seriously and the sports tennis integrity unit always follows up. For "Good morning America" David Wright ABC news New York. No names have been released just yet. You think it would be easier to fix matches in an individual sports where you have more control. This is really interesting.
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