Match fixing: Is tennis its own worst enemy?

Tweet Sopot, Poland 2007. Nikolay Davydenko, who was ranked four in the world, was playing Martín Vassallo Argüello in the second round of a small ATP tennis tournament. A simple victory for Davydenko was expected with the Russian taking the first set 6-2. However, something was amiss. Just before the start of the match, the odds were in Arguello’s favour, even as Davydenko took the first set and lead in the second. Millions were being bet on Arguello to win, and it soon transpired why. Davydenko retired from the match…

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