The Daily Mail of London is reporting as many as eight professional tennis matches may have been fixed at the hallowed Wimbledon Tennis Championships. According to the newspaper, four of last year’s mens singles matches at Wimbledon are suspected of being fixed by the Russian mob.
This week the governing bodies of tennis announced new rules banning everyone except coaches from the players dressing rooms. The rules are designed to limit contact between WTA players and gamblers and potential match fixers. Last year Belgian player Gilles Elseneer came forward to say he had been bribed to throw a match at Wimbledon in 2005.
British tennis player Andy Murray has already said,
“Everyone knows that match-fixing takes place.”