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Match-fixing and corruption rife within the tennis world, dirty sport, ITIA, bribery

Tennis has been labelled the dirtiest sport in the world following a global investigation into corruption.

Bombshell match-fixing allegations rocked the sport last year when two players were reported to have been offered money to fix matches with one alleged instance occurring during a first-round doubles match at Wimbledon in 2021.

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) was formed in 2021 to tackle ongoing corruption within the sport and is said to be on high alert over recent cases.

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It’s led to a bigger than usual operation to be put in place at Melbourne Park for the 2023 Australian Open with agents keeping close watch on multiple “persons of interest”, according to News Corp Australia.

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