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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.
 

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nice news. thanks. thought there will never be an end to this.
 

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Never in doubt.
 

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No suprise they dont want to make tennis look like a bad sport full of corruption they want to make it popular not un
 

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cool

poor davy had to go through all this
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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atp is a joke and so does De' villiers
 

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Let´s see who´s the first to pop up here and claim: "I told ya Donkey was innocent!" :lol:
 

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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. :)
 

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Good news - this has been shockingly handled from the start.
 

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Someone from the ATP finally noticed GWH's MTF name.
 
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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.
 

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in dubio pro reo

nothing really shocking here
 

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not only that, but he should be paid for the trouble they put him to.
 

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What a way to ruin the player. Unfortunately the damage is done...they should pay him for that, at least.
 
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