Tag Archives: Tennis Integrity Unit

Protecting its members from corruption is ESSA’s number one priority

Bill South, William Hill’s Director of Security and ESSA board member, is one of the many speakers at the Betting on Sports conference, which launches today. South is part of an integrity panel including Phil Suddick of the Tennis Integrity Unit and Alex Inglot from Sportradar, who will be discussing the latest trends in the battle again match fixing. South …

Read More »

Italian Federation suspends Davis Cup player for match-fixing

Marco Cecchinato, the Italian world number 143, has been banned from Tennis for 18 months and fined €40,000 for match-fixing. Cecchinato, part of the Italian Davis Cup squad just last weekend, is one of three Italian players to be banned, alongside Riccardo Accardi and Antonio Campo. The Italian federation has suspended Cecchinato until January 2018 for allegedly throwing his match against …

Read More »

ESSA reports 41 cases of suspicious betting activity in Q2

Betting integrity body ESSA has confirmed that they reported 41 cases of suspicious betting activity to the relevant gambling regulatory and sports governing authorities during the second quarter of 2016. Tennis accounted for 34 (83%) of the 41 cases, with four for Football and one each for Snooker, Handball and Beach Volleyball. 24 of the cases were identified in European …

Read More »

Tennis Integrity Unit reveals increase in suspicious betting

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have confirmed that they received 48 alerts to suspicious betting and match-fixing during the first quarter of 2016. The figure is up by 31 from the same period in 2015, and includes one case from the Australian Open. None of the matches or players involved were named, but the TIU did confirm that one alert …

Read More »

Tennis Integrity Unit and Pinnacle Sports release joint statement

Nigel Willerton, Director of Integrity at the Tennis Integrity Unit last week made a statement to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on match fixing in tennis. This is a joint response from both the TIU itself and Pinnacle Sports to clarify the following statement which was made by Willerton on Wednesday 24th February 2016: “They [Pinnacle Sports] won’t at this present time …

Read More »

Tennis Integrity Unit needs more money to combat corruption

The head of the ATP has agreed that more money needs to be spent on tackling corruption. Chris Kermode, the ATP’s president and chief executive, and Nigel Willerton, director of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), addressed a panel of UK lawmakers amid allegations of match-fixing and corruption. The TIU is funded by tennis’ governing bodies and operates on a budget of …

Read More »

Chairman rejects suggestion of fixing at Burnie International

Despite recent allegations around the Australian Open, organisers of the Burnie International are confident their event has not been targeted by match fixers, even though self-confessed ‘tanker’ Nick Lindahl has played there in the past. As reported in The Mercury, two other players allegedly among the 15 former and current professionals said to have played in matches surrounded by unusual …

Read More »

Tennis rejects suggestion evidence of match fixing suppressed

In response to match fixing allegations aired on BBC News and BuzzFeed online, the four governing bodies of tennis (ATP, WTA, Grand Slam Board, ITF) who are partners in the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), confirmed that there is a zero-tolerance approach to all aspects of corruption and that they are and will continue to be firmly committed to protecting the integrity …

Read More »

ESSA releases statement following tennis corruption reports

ESSA have reacted to the suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis by stating their intention to work closely with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), and throwing their support behind the recently launched UK Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan. Yesterday, secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing, including at Wimbledon were leaked online. In fact, over the …

Read More »