July 11, 2024

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Another top-level match under suspicion

As much as the Tennis Integrity Unit’s few “gotchas” have been at the lower levels, there are occasional suspicions about top-level matches.

David Marrero found himself involved in a second such match in the first round of Wimbledon doubles.

Marrero’s first-round mixed doubles loss at the 2016 Australian Open was the impetus for the formation of the TIU’s review panel.

Fernando Verdasco Tweeted he was interviewed and cooperated fully. Marrero told EFE it was inconceivable someone could fix a three-hour match, and that he hadn’t played on grass in two years. His last grass win came in 2014.

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