Stephen Doyle
Stephen Doyle

16.16 14 Jul 2021


Share this article


The International Tennis Integrity Agency [ ITIA ] has revealed that it is investigating two matches from this year's Wimbledon Championship.

The investigation began following reports from bookmakers of "possible irregular betting patterns" during the two-week tournament which came to a close last weekend.

The ITIA, which is a newly set up and fully independent body that is responsible for safeguarding the integrity of professional tennis worldwide, announced the news on Wednesday.

Advertisement

"Two alerts (were) provided to us during the Championships from the betting industry indicating possible irregular betting patterns," an ITIA spokesperson said.

"We are not able to comment on the detail of these while they are being looked into."

While not divulging which exact Wimbledon matches are being looked into, the ITIA said that the reports will be "recorded, assessed and followed up as an indicator that something inappropriate may have happened."

It has been reported that one is an early-round singles match and a men's double match.

June 27, 2020; London, England, UNITED KINGDOM; View of No.1 Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on a stormy Saturday 27th June 2020 the weekend before The Championships were due to start on Monday 29th June 2020. Mandatory Credit: AELTC/Bob Martin via USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA

"It is important to note that an alert on its own is not evidence of match-fixing. Where analysis of a match alert does suggest corrupt activity, the ITIA conducts a full and confidential investigation," it added.

The ITIA was only established last January by the governing bodies of tennis (ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board) and was previously known as the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), investigating corruption and match-fixing.

Meanwhile, in its second 2021 quarterly report, the ITIA has revealed that 11 matches from Q2 are currently being investigated.

"Between April and June 2021, the ITIA received a total of 11 match alerts through its confidential Memoranda of Understanding with the regulated betting industry. No alerts were received at the French Open," said the statement on the official website.

Tournament type Alerts
Grand Slams* 0
ATP World Tour 250 2
M25 Men’s – World Tennis Tour 1
M15 Men’s – World Tennis Tour 4
W15 Womens – World Tennis Tour 1
W25 Women’s – World Tennis Tour 3
TOTAL 11

*NOTE: these figures do not include The Championships, Wimbledon which will be reported in Q3.


Share this article


Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Screentime With John Fardy

Screentime With John Fardy

18:00-19:00

Share

Up next

SOUNDSCAPE

SOUNDSCAPE

19:00-20:00

Share

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

20:00-21:00

Share

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWST...

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWSTALK

21:00-22:00

Share

BEST OF THE PAT KENNY SHOW

BEST OF THE PAT KENNY SHOW

22:00-23:00

Share

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

23:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-08:00

Share

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWST...

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWSTALK

08:00-09:00

Share

ALIVE AND KICKING WITH CLARE M...

ALIVE AND KICKING WITH CLARE MCKENNA

09:00-10:00

Share

TAKING STOCK

TAKING STOCK

10:00-11:00

Share

ON THE RECORD WITH GAVAN REILL...

ON THE RECORD WITH GAVAN REILLY

11:00-13:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

13:00-19:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on