Tennis Integrity Unit refutes claims it has ignored evidence

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 10:54 p.m. ET

LONDON (AP) The investigative body created to fight corruption in tennis says it hasn't been ignoring evidence of match-fixing.

The Tennis Integrity Unit released a statement Tuesday saying it has been investigating claims that two male Italian tennis players fixed matches.

The statement follows a story published Tuesday by BuzzFeed and the BBC that claims Italian prosecutors have evidence that gamblers contacted several players to fix matches.

The TIU says it ''strongly refutes any suggestion'' that ''evidence of match-fixing in tennis has been ignored.''

In January, the BBC and BuzzFeed reported that tennis authorities had suppressed evidence of match-fixing and failed to thoroughly investigate possible cases of corruption.


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