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A report published in front of the European Parliament [yesterday] by anti-match fixing organisation Federbet has identify 3 tennis matches of which they claim were fixed. Federbet describes themselves as a “European Federation of operators in the gambling sector aiming to fight against the risks linked with underage gambling; fraud, and fixed matches“.

While the report focused mainly on football, it did also mention tennis. The most noticeable player that was mentioned was former world number 24 - Olivier Rochus. The match in question was his three sets win over Vincent Millot at the ATP Guadeloupe Challenger earlier this year. Rochus replied to the allegations to French and Belgian media in the following translated statement.

"You just told me all this. Surprised I am the first. I remember very well that game. I won 7-5 in tears after 2:30 madness under the sun of Guadeloupe. It was super hard. I had to fight for victory. I am the first surprised to hear this story. I do not understand. If I have to go before a court to explain myself, I'm ultra-quiet. Now if my opponent was in a combined, it is for him to defend himself. I can assure you that during this match, I did not see anything illegal and I fought like crazy."

The other matches mentioned - Valery Rudnev loss to Axel Michon in the first round of the ATP Kazan Challenger and Peter Torebko three sets win over Dimitar Kutrovsky at the ATP San Luis Potosi Challenger.

So far no legal action has taken place as far as Tennis World understands.
The report can be read here: http://federbet.com/media/Federbet_pp_4annex.pdf

Match fixing in tennis has been highlighted before. Last year Guillermo Olaso received a five year ban and low ranked Sergei Krotiouk was banned for life.

10.03 [Ch Kazan] Axel Michon def. Valery Rudnev 6-1 6-2
04.04 [Ch Guadeloupe] Olivier Rochus def. Vincent Millot 3-6 6-1 7-5
15.04 [Ch San Luis Potosi] Peter Torebko def. Dimitar Kutrovsky 6-3 3-6 7-5

http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Federbet-report-alleges-at-least-three-cases-of-match-fixing-articolo18368.html
 

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According to Federebet there are also 3 more matches that are not included in the article above:
19.11.13 [Andria Challenger 2013] - Yann Marti def Ivo Klec 6-7,7-6,6-2
19.11.13 [Andria Challenger 2013] - Farrukh Dustov def Thomas Fabbiano 7-6, 6-2
20.11.13 [Andria Challenger 2013] - Kapas/Mektic def Marcora/Trevisan 6-3, 6-1
 

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I kind of remember that torebko-kutrovsky match. Kutrovsky was serving at 5:6 40:0 in the third and gave the match to torebko by double faulting twice (at Mp) and I think with some stupid groundstroke errors.......
 

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As somebody who has been betting on tennis for like 10 years, majority futures and Challengers, these seem like pretty ridiculous situations for fixes, as aside from the Michon/Rudlev one. No way would there be 3 MPs for a guy who is supposed to lose, even with DF'ing twice that still means he is risking 10s of 1000s of dollars on the fact that his opponent will return the next serve well and win the point?

There are far more obvious fixed matches than these ones. Mesaros matches are pretty much a joke these days, but for some reason nobody in the tennis or betting world does anything about them?
 

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Vincent Millot was also one of those on the Rijeka ticket fix along with other upstanding members of the tennis community like Volandri, Mesaros and chums:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=183758


Anyway, this sort of thing at challenger level has become much more common of late, just as it was largely shoved off the main tour. Ten years ago the ATP was like this also, with certain events being little more than fixing contests. After Davydenko-Vassallo got widespread press coverage it began to be seen as a public relation's disaster, they cracked down, and by about 2010 found the magic bullet: shaming them publically by sending them letters (eg Tipsarevic, Volandri, Dolgopolov got said letters).

Thus, more fixing now at the lower level. Betfair and pinnacle adding challenger coverage has also made it a lot easier for fixers to get money down.
 

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I kind of remember that torebko-kutrovsky match. Kutrovsky was serving at 5:6 40:0 in the third and gave the match to torebko by double faulting twice (at Mp) and I think with some stupid groundstroke errors.......
Yes and I think there were 15+ dfs from both in that match :facepalm: Kutrovsky seemed very calm for someone who had just lost with multiple dfs after having gps for a tb.
 

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now I know why Millot called his game Casino tennis....
 

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He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots
Nice one! I also took a closer look at his running backhand and forehand. He takes an extra step which makes him slower on getting back to the court. He has no chance of winning Roland Garros. At least, that's my opinion.
 
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