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Tennis match-fixing in the headlines again

You can't blame media outlets for saving the big stories until the spotlight is naturally on the particular sport. This story has obviously taken plenty of time to put together, seems strange that it's a collaboration between the BBC and Buzzfeed but there's plenty of depth to it.

The Tennis Racket - Excellent but VERY long. The best quote is saved until the final line - “Tennis hasn’t got a problem because they don’t want to have a problem.”

How BuzzFeed News Used Betting Data To Investigate Match-Fixing In Tennis

For the data miners, here's a link to the data and the Python code on Github

BBC - Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed - short but they have a Radio 4 special due to air on Tuesday night.

My brief take on it - you'd be very naive to think that all the corruption in tennis has been restricted to the no-name players that the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has banned. Too many players nobody has ever heard of, picked off because they couldn't afford the big lawyers to defend themselves.

And here's a bit of me on the Victoria Derbyshire programme this morning (Monday) on BBC2.



And another clip from the same segment:



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