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(Bleacher Report)   Just what the French Open needed: a match-fixing scandal   (bleacherreport.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Tennis, Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova, round doubles match, Grand Slam, The Championships, Wimbledon, last year's straight-sets loss, French Open, alleged match  
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534 clicks; posted to Sports » on 05 Jun 2021 at 9:02 AM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-06-05 7:24:04 AM  
did they give an interview?
 
2021-06-05 8:01:05 AM  
Come now. The Russians have always  been nothing but open and honest when it comes to international sports.
 
2021-06-05 10:18:21 AM  
When I was in high school we had a few 8th graders who were really good basketball players on our Junior High team.  They realized the coach would take them out when they got up by 20 points so they'd point shave to keep themselves in the game.

/ I was a scrub on the JV team at the time so I didn't approve of them keeping the subs on the bench.
// One game the coach put me in specifically to foul and stop the clock because our starting guard was in foul trouble.  I bumped into the other player twice with no whistle from the ref.  My coach yelled "Hit him again!" so I lowered my shoulder and knocked the kid down.  He knew I was fouling on purpose so he wasn't angry with me, they were winning anyway.  The funny thing was the ref called it an unintentional foul.  I got high fives all around, and sat back down on the bench.
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2021-06-05 10:38:52 AM  

moos: did they give an interview?


oh man. match-fixing is one thing, but skipping pressers really brings down the punishment hammer.
 
2021-06-05 10:43:28 AM  
it seems i may have a legit shot at winning this year's women's French Open.

*starts stretching*
 
2021-06-05 11:58:39 AM  
if it wasn't for the extraneous drama i wouldn't have know the tournament was even going on.

except serena williams' at the Monaco grand prix sorta worked as a little product placement.  is she even playing this year?
 
2021-06-05 12:37:29 PM  

rightClick: if it wasn't for the extraneous drama i wouldn't have know the tournament was even going on.

except serena williams' at the Monaco grand prix sorta worked as a little product placement.  is she even playing this year?


She might win the tournament and tie Court simply by default at this point. She's highest seed left kn her side. This of course means she'll get stunned in the semis or finals because this tourney is weird. Except Nadal, he will win because well Nadal
 
2021-06-05 2:21:10 PM  
Are they also investigating the winners of the match? They seem like the most likely people to do the bribing
 
2021-06-05 10:08:17 PM  

whither_apophis: Are they also investigating the winners of the match? They seem like the most likely people to do the bribing


the culprit these days is often microbetting - points or games instead of whole matches. it's harder to detect and easier to convince players to do. usually it happens with low-ranked players struggling financially in matches with few interested watchers. tennis isn't the most popular sport in the US by a long shot, but elsewhere betting on it is huge.
 
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