Reports of match fixing at two recent ITF events in Denmark prompts a response from the Danish Tennis Federation



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Reports of match fixing at two recent ITF events in Denmark prompts a response from the Danish Tennis Federation

One of the most popular national newspaper's in Denmark Jyllands-Posten has revealed a series of attempts to entice player's in to match-fixing at two recent ITF events in Denmark. The newspaper reports that up to 20 different player's (of which none was name) was offered up to 30000 kroner ($5402.87).

The player's was contacted by phone, text messages or via social network's. The report has prompted the Danish Tennis Federation to post on their website advice and guidelines to player's as to what to do if they are approached regarding match-fixing.

Below is one of their key points relating to the subject. Which was published today. As a player you are obliged to report any match-fixing-contact, you might get and it is very important that you take these requests seriously and make sure to report them immediately.

This is partly due A further investigation, but as a player you can also get in trouble compared to ITF rules, if you do not quickly reported by match-fixing inquiries. The tournaments in question was at Aarhus and Copenhagen.

These allegations is the latest in the battle against match fixing. In June this year anti sports fixing organisation Federbet named three matches which they claimed were fixed. Amongst them included former top 50 player Olivier Rochus.

Rochus however strongly denies any link to match fixing (read full report here).