Russian Tennis President Shamil Tarpischev dismissed the match-fixing allegations made against Aslan Karatsev, suggesting it's a total nonsense. During the Wimbledon final, German TV ZDF published a report which claims that Karatsev and Nikoloz Basilashvili are under investigation for possible match-fixing.
Karatsev, who introduced himself to the tennis world by reaching the Australian Open semifinal as a qualifier in 2021, was allegedly involved in a match-fixing in the past. When asked to comment on the ZDF report which alleges that Karatsev was possibly involved in match-fixing in the past, Tarpischev said the Russian Tennis Federation would have been alerted if someone noticed anything suspicious regarding Karatsev's matches..
“Funny situation. If there is something official, then it can be discussed. And so, this is a tabloid chronicle, it’s even ridiculous to discuss, you never know who says what. And besides, this is 2019-2020, if there was something, we would have been informed long ago.
And no one told us anything,” Tarpischev told Sport Express, per Tennis365.
Tarpischev dismisses the allegations made against Karatsev
Russian media RIA Novosti contacted Karatsev's father, Kazbek, said Aslan is a clean athlete and he thinks the match-fixing allegations made against his son are some kind of provocation.
“This is the first time I hear about it. This simply cannot be. I know that Yatsyk was already suspected of fixed matches in 2020. But what about Aslan? They haven’t worked together for over a year,” Kazbek told RIA Novosti.
“I don’t even know where such information could come from, it became interesting to myself. Maybe some kind of provocation. But Aslan is very calm, he does not bother anyone. I haven’t been able to talk to him about this yet. He has a tournament now, and before the games we usually do not call each other so that he is less worried”.
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