Tennis - Australian tennis player Sam Groth has raised the issue of match-fixing once again sayinng that he was offered money to lose a match at the Aegon Open in Nottingham last month via social media. Speaking to The Herald Sun, Groth says, "It was a lot of money, but for me there’s no temptation there, because I’ve played this sport for long enough now and respect it, and I’m not going to throw it all away for a quick earn.
I think guys who haven’t given themselves a chance to play in the main draw of a grand slam, or don’t see a future in what they’re doing, are enticed by those offers.” Groth said he had received the offer via social media and he has reported the same to the authorities.
"This is the bizarre thing — everything is online now, everything is in your face. A guy’s not calling you on a phone, he’s sending you a message on a social platform.” Groth went on to reach the semi-finals in the Nottingham event where he was beaten by the fourth seeded Tomas Fabbiano.