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Russian tennis player Teymuraz Gabashvili is suspected of participating in a contractual match. It is reported by Tennis World with reference to the non-profit organization Federbet, which brings together representatives of European casinos and bookmakers in the fight against bargains.
The organization’s suspicion fell into the match of the first round of the tournament in Hamburg, in which Gabashvili, ranked 64th in the world ranking, lost to Spaniard Daniel Jimeno-Traver (106), who passed through qualification, with a score of 2: 6, 3: 6. The amount of bets on this fight exceeded one million dollars.
In total, there are eight matches under suspicion, two of which were held under the auspices of the (Association of Professional Tennis Players) ATP and six on challengers.
We became aware of a rapid change in quotes before and during the match. This often happens in Challenger series tournaments due to low prize money. The situation looks better on the ATP tour, however, match-fixing is still present in the starting rounds and in the qualification, Federbet said in a statement.
All tennis players who came under suspicion declared their innocence.
I have nothing to hide. At Wimbledon, I did not feel well. Apparently, this became known, and the information was used at rates. In Hamburg, I played with a knee injury, which I have suffered for several months. I didn’t really prepare for the tournament, and many knew about it, Gabashvili said.