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Kolya
03-28-2008, 12:53 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/7318342.stm
Davydenko expects to be cleared
By Sam Lyon

Nikolay Davydenko will be cleared of all match-fixing charges imminently, according to the Russian's lawyer.

Irregular betting patterns surrounding Davydenko's defeat by Martin Vassallo Arguello at last August's Sopot Open prompted the ATP to launch an inquiry.

But Frank Immenga told BBC Sport: "They should clear him any moment now."

And that may prompt retributive action from the 27-year-old, with Immenga saying: "We're certainly looking at it. The whole inquiry has been a farce."

The investigation into Davydenko's surprise defeat to Arguello last year has been the longest-running inquiry ever held into match-fixing in tennis.

Nearly $7m (£3.5m) was placed in wagers on Betfair as the Russian retired through injury while 6-2 3-6 1-2 down in the second round match in Poland.

The online betting company took the unprecedented step of voiding all bets on the match, but Immenga said: "How the inquiry has proceeded is farce.

"They have phone records dating back from August last year and have come up with nothing. I don't know what they are doing - they are obviously fishing in the dark.

"It is a very sad story because Nikolay has been badly damaged by all of this."

The Tennis Integrity Unit, set up by the ATP in response to the Davydenko case, have since punished several lower-ranked players for betting on matches.

And they are due to publish a full report into their findings on match-fixing in tennis during the French Open at the end of May.

Davydenko is seeded to face Britain's Andy Murray at the Master Series in Miami, which began on Wednesday.

HNCS
03-28-2008, 12:59 PM
nice news. thanks. thought there will never be an end to this.

Jaap
03-28-2008, 01:00 PM
Big suprise.

Action Jackson
03-28-2008, 01:00 PM
Never in doubt.

ryan23
03-28-2008, 01:02 PM
No suprise they dont want to make tennis look like a bad sport full of corruption they want to make it popular not un

vrishti
03-28-2008, 01:04 PM
cool

poor davy had to go through all this

goldenlox
03-28-2008, 01:05 PM
They had to do this or have absolute proof, or he would sue the ATP for millions.
He still might. You can't throw allegations like that around.
It ruins people's lives.

SwiSha
03-28-2008, 01:05 PM
disgrace

tennis is a joke

Action Jackson
03-28-2008, 01:07 PM
I'd rather wait for the official verdict of him being cleared.

If it happens, it's obvious as to why he has been cleared. It's not like the ATP have been competent in handling this investigation, but they ban people for betting ice cream money, they don't have the will to catch the major fish.

FNT
03-28-2008, 01:10 PM
This was ridiculous in the first place. You can't really have hard evidence on this business. It was all theoretical from the beginning. Good to see this BS end.

vrishti
03-28-2008, 01:11 PM
atp is a joke and so does De' villiers

Deivid23
03-28-2008, 01:12 PM
Let´s see who´s the first to pop up here and claim: "I told ya Donkey was innocent!" :lol:

Action Jackson
03-28-2008, 01:13 PM
Let´s see who´s the first to pop up here and claim: "I told ya Donkey was innocent!" :lol:

My username says it all. :)

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 01:15 PM
Good news - this has been shockingly handled from the start.

leng jai
03-28-2008, 01:19 PM
Someone from the ATP finally noticed GWH's MTF name.

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 01:29 PM
They had to do this or have absolute proof, or he would sue the ATP for millions.
He still might. You can't throw allegations like that around.
It ruins people's lives.

I hope he does sue them :) The guy and his family have gone through almost a year of suspicion now, that undoubtedly affected his ability to concentrate on court and play to the best of his ability.

Adler
03-28-2008, 01:31 PM
in dubio pro reo

nothing really shocking here

Pockit2006
03-28-2008, 01:32 PM
About time.

finishingmove
03-28-2008, 01:34 PM
not only that, but he should be paid for the trouble they put him to.

Sleepwalker64
03-28-2008, 01:38 PM
What a way to ruin the player. Unfortunately the damage is done...they should pay him for that, at least.

Jaap
03-28-2008, 01:42 PM
not only that, but he should be paid for the trouble they put him to.

LOL

kobulingam
03-28-2008, 01:54 PM
Obvious.

There is no way a #3 ranked player would pull such a stunt. I hope he sues their asses.

*bunny*
03-28-2008, 02:00 PM
Great news! :D
Yes he should sue the ATP. A tennis player's career at the top is not very long, and he and his family had to spend nearly a year being suspected of this crap and treated like criminals.
Hope this news will be a good omen for his performance in Miami. :)

kobulingam
03-28-2008, 02:03 PM
Davydenko played well below his standards during this time and it's no stretch to say that this has affected his career in a permanent way.

Jaap
03-28-2008, 02:06 PM
Expected clueless mugs on this thread.

SwiSha
03-28-2008, 02:08 PM
not only that, but he should be paid for the trouble they put him to.



post of the year

bad gambler
03-28-2008, 02:13 PM
What a relief, for a moment there I thought he was guilty!

Horatio Caine
03-28-2008, 02:23 PM
About bloody time. Hope he sues the asses of the major wrong-doers...and if only he could scare a few of the crapauds on this board that like to keep up their defamatory rubbish. :yeah: Sadly the latter won't happen. :ras:

adee-gee
03-28-2008, 02:24 PM
What a way to ruin the player. Unfortunately the damage is done...they should pay him for that, at least.
:haha:

I suppose his earnings will decrease now that he'll find it harder to fix :sad:

PiggyGotRoasted
03-28-2008, 02:27 PM
Hopefully he will use this as motivation to win miami. Need it for my bracket lol :devil:

TMJordan
03-28-2008, 02:27 PM
not only that, but he should be paid for the trouble they put him to.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

finishingmove
03-28-2008, 02:31 PM
Expected clueless mugs on this thread.

clueless mug stats :

over 80 (1)
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dylan24
03-28-2008, 03:03 PM
i'll still call him fixer when i see him at the us open

SwiSha
03-28-2008, 03:23 PM
fixer is looking forward to play in sopot this year

goldenlox
03-28-2008, 03:27 PM
If and when he sues the ATP, I wonder what country it will be in.
Sometimes these civil cases have tens of millions of dollars changing hands.
Have to choose the right venue.

guille&tati4life
03-28-2008, 03:33 PM
Expected clueless mugs on this thread.

Yes, you always seem to be around threads like these. :D

Good for Davydenko :yeah:

tennizen
03-28-2008, 03:40 PM
Great news:yeah:

Merton
03-28-2008, 03:46 PM
Big surprise there, it will be interesting to read the verdict of the investigation when it comes out.

VolandriFan
03-28-2008, 03:59 PM
So they checked phone records? I guess that covers all bases then :retard:

TankingTheSet
03-28-2008, 03:59 PM
I think the original poster of this thread used a very misleading title, the only news we have Davydenko's lawyer saying he expects him to be cleared. Have you ever heard a lawyer say anything different? He is not going not say "maybe he will be found guilty" is he?

Bilbo
03-28-2008, 04:38 PM
expected outcome

TheBoiledEgg
03-28-2008, 05:08 PM
great to see :D :)
about time

ATP should name one of their ATP awards after Kolya for all they put him thru

Mr Disney should be forced to resign ASAP.
Kolya sue that tosspot

Jimnik
03-28-2008, 05:12 PM
Finally justice is arriving at Kolya's door. :yeah:

Deivid23
03-28-2008, 06:05 PM
Gotta love MTF

Young Boss
03-28-2008, 07:50 PM
of course he's gonna be cleared,how would it look if a top 5 player was fixing matches? i still think the match in question was a fix.

adee-gee
03-28-2008, 08:30 PM
ATP should name one of their ATP awards after Kolya for all they put him thru
'Fix of the year' :scratch:

zicofirol
03-28-2008, 08:58 PM
expected outcome

+1, if i had to put my money on it id say he is guilty...

Kolya
03-29-2008, 10:47 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2008/03/29/stdavy129.xmlNikolay Davydenko threatens to sue ATP

By Mark Hodgkinson in Miami
Last Updated: 1:17am GMT 29/03/2008

Nikolay Davydenko's lawyer disclosed last night that his client is considering taking legal action against the men's tour over their handling of the long-running match-fixing investigation. Professor Frank Immenga claimed that he was confident that Davydenko will be cleared of any wrong-doing, a development which would possibly lead to the Russian suing the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Immenga said that Davydenko has been damaged financially by the investigation into his retirement against Argentina's Martin Vassallo Arguello at a tournament in Poland last August. "Legal action is something we have pursued from the beginning and that will be an option once we have finished this proceeding. Nikolay and his whole family have suffered from this, financially and otherwise. Naturally, Nikolay is confronted with it on a daily basis and that affects his game. It also affects him with sponsorships and contracts," Immenga told The Daily Telegraph.

Davydenko and Immenga are contesting a request from the investigators to see the telephone records of the player's wife and brother. "They do not have jurisdiction over his wife, grandmother, uncle, cousin and so on," Immenga said. A spokesman for the ATP said: "The investigation is continuing."

Davydenko, the world No 4, could meet Britain's Andy Murray in the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open here. If that is to happen Murray must get through his opening match today in the second round against Mario Ancic, a former top-10 player from Croatia who is looking dangerous again after missing much of last season with glandular fever.

adee-gee
03-29-2008, 11:32 AM
He should be thanking his lucky stars he's not in jail rather than trying to make even more money :o

goldenlox
03-29-2008, 12:47 PM
Someone spilled coffee on themselves and a jury in the US gave that person millions of McDonald's money.
A person going thru pain and anguish vs a big company. Jury always gives person big bucks.

Anyway, soccer and NFL have billions bet on them. ATP has to do what those leagues do. However they monitor big bets.
Fining players for betting 10 euros on themselves years ago, is crazy.

Allstar
03-29-2008, 12:55 PM
Davy must love it. As if he doesnt make enough throwing the few matches a year. Now gets the chance to sue them and make even more. Double pay day for his fixing