Two matches at Wimbledon investigated for ‘potential erratic betting patterns’

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) said it was investigating two Wimbledon Grand Slam matches this month after bookmakers pointed to “potentially erratic betting patterns”.

“Two alerts [were] These were provided to us during tournaments by the betting industry indicating possible erratic betting patterns,” an ITIA spokesperson told Reuters.

“We cannot comment on the details of these while they are being considered.”

The ITIA said any alerts reported to the agency will be “scored, evaluated and followed up as an indication that something inappropriate has occurred.”

“It is important to note that the alert itself is not evidence of match-fixing. Where analysis of the match alert indicates corrupt activity, the ITIA is conducting a full and confidential investigation.”

The ITIA was established in January by the governing bodies of tennis (ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board) as a fully independent body to protect the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.

It was formerly known as the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), which investigates corruption and match-fixing.

The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC) said “the integrity of the sport” is most important at Wimbledon.

“We continue to invest in additional measures to support the integrity process on site during the tournament,” the AELTC added.

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