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Tennis alert drop off casts doubt on IRP data findings

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Sportradar has suggested that the Independent Review Panel (IRP) would have delivered a different set of conclusions about corruption in tennis had it been completed a year later. David Lampitt, MD of Sports Partnerships at Sportradar, pointed to the “dramatic drop off in the number of integrity alerts for tennis over the last 12 months” as evidence that the situation …

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No Love… ITF World Tennis Tour format criticised by athletes

Writing for The Daily Telegraph, tennis correspondent Simon Briggs has reported on player discontent and disillusion at the International Tennis Federation – ITF’s new professional ranking and tournament qualifying system. Briggs reports that lower ranking players believe that their professional progress has been thwarted, by the introduction of the ITF’s new ‘World Tennis Tour’ ranking system. Players have complained of …

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28 pro tennis players implicated in Europol match fixing investigation

EU-wide crime agency Europol has reported that Spain’s Guardia Civil has arrested 83 individuals in connection to a criminal syndicate manipulating professional tennis competitions/matches. Publishing its report, Europol details that 28 professional tennis players are implicated in the ongoing investigation, with Europol revealing that one player had played at the last US Open Grand Slam tournament. The investigation, which began …

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Sportradar: Tennis data blackout doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – …

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Sportradar sends a message about protecting its tennis data

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Sportradar has sent a message that it is prepared to protect its data rights and willing to go to some lengths to make sure that the work the firm puts into its data business is not undervalued. To that end, it has now announced it has agreed a settlement with BetConstruct and two unnamed bookmakers regarding its database rights. Sportradar …

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ESSA opens member consultation on Tennis’ IRP findings

European-wide sports integrity body ESSA has issued a statement, detailing that it will move to consult its industry members on the findings and recommendations of tennis’ Independent Review Panel (IRP). This week, at a press conference in London, sports law QC Adam Lewis revealed the IRP’s two-year study into tennis integrity, in which the independent panel reviewed the sport’s match-fixing, …

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Adam Lewis: IRP – Tennis needs to rethink structure & betting relationships to win its integrity battles

Adam Lewis sports law QC has stated that tennis needs to readdress its relationship with betting if the sport is to diminish corruption and match-fixing. Yesterday, Lewis who has led tennis’ independent Integrity Review Panel (IRP), revealed the findings of a two-year study researching the sport’s match-fixing, corruption and betting-related issues. At a press conference in London, Lewis outlined that …

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“Fighting the scourge of betting-related corruption” with the TIU

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Integrity quite rightfully remains a key talking point for sports on a global basis, with the necessity for them to be seen as honest, genuine and clean coming with a plethora of benefits. One such example is tennis, where the International Tennis Federation (ITF) recently agreed a fresh deal with Sportradar, designed to monitor betting patterns on in excess of …

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International Tennis Federation deepens integrity partnership

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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced an extension of its partnership with Sportradar, as it seeks to strengthen its integrity protection measures. As part of the fresh deal the sports betting solutions provider will use a fraud detection system, designed to monitor betting patterns across more than 50,000 ITF Pro Circuit tennis matches. Carsten Koerl, Sportradar Founder and CEO, …

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ITF drops Betway as Davis & Fed Cup sponsor

Tennis’ governing body, The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed that it has terminated its three-year deal with online betting firm Betway. Speaking to CNN last week, ITF President Dave Haggerty detailed that as part of its new policy, the governing body had decided that it would no longer partner with any betting companies. The termination of its Betway partnership …

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