Austrian Tennis safeguards events with Sportradar integrity systems

The Austrian Tennis Association has inked a two-year agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services for the monitoring of the Energie Burgenland ÖTV State Championships.

As part of the collaboration, Sportradar Integrity Services will provide bet monitoring and reporting via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for both the ladies’ and mens’ singles and doubles draws, as well as the tournament’s mixed doubles matches.

The UFDS, which is already in use by the Austrian Football Federation, is an advanced and proven bet monitoring system that has been independently assessed and verified by experts in the field of sports betting and integrity.

A global team of qualified integrity experts analyse irregular betting patterns with any suspicious matches subsequently reported to partners, providing visibility into the worldwide match-fixing landscape.

Thomas Schweda, Managing Director, Austrian Tennis Association, stated: “We recognise that match-fixing and other associated integrity issues pose a significant threat to fair sporting competition.

“This agreement for Sportradar Integrity Services to monitor the ÖTV State Championships through their UFDS solution will give us valuable integrity protection, as their team will be able to alert us to any potential irregularities they may encounter.”

Sportradar Integrity Services detected more than 600 suspicious matches across global sport in 2020 alone and have reported over 6,000 suspicious matches during the past 15 years.

“We are delighted to welcome on board the Austrian Tennis Association as our newest tennis partner,” said Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, Andreas Krannich. “At Sportradar, we are committed to helping our sporting partners detect and prevent manipulation, and to identify and mitigate all forms of integrity risk.

“Our dedicated team of integrity analysts who specialise in tennis will help to ensure that the ÖTV State Championships are put in the best place to succeed, and we look forward to a fair and exciting on-court experience the fans can enjoy.”

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