The International Tennis Integrity Agency has reported that it received 38 suspicious betting alerts in the third quarter.
UK.- The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has reported that it received 38 suspicious betting alerts between July and September 2021 through its Memoranda of Understanding with the licensed betting sector. Four of those were connected to Grand Slam tournaments
Two of the alerts were related to Wimbledon and two from the US Open. It reported in July that it had launched an investigation into irregular betting patterns connected to two matches at this year’s Wimbledon tennis championships.
Meanwhile, the agency received 13 alerts related to the ATP Challenger, nine came from the M25 Men’s World Tennis Tour, seven from the M15 Tour and two came from the W15 Women’s World Tennis Tour. There was one alert each at The Davis Cup, ATP World Tour 250 and the W80 Women’s World Tennis Tour.
ITIA said: “Unusual betting patterns can occur for many reasons other than match fixing – for example incorrect odds-setting; well-informed betting; player fitness, fatigue or form; playing conditions and personal circumstances.
“The number and distribution of alerts are reported quarterly. Care should be taken in drawing any conclusions about prevailing corruption across the tennis ‘pyramid’ as there are many more matches at the bottom than at the top.”