Australia faces a tennis match fixing scandal

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia signs autographs --Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP/ Vincent Thian) Novak Djokovic of Serbia signs autographs –Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP/ Vincent Thian)

After major match fixing scandals in team sports from baseball to cricket, tennis is under the spotlight. The sport has been rocked by claims that top players threw games in exchange for lucrative bets.

Novak Djokovic, currently competing at the Australian Open, has confirmed a member of his staff was approached with a 200 thousand dollar bribe relating to a game in a tournament he didn’t end up playing in.

Steve Georgakis spoke to CCTV America about the Tennis corruption scandal. Steve Georgakis is a Doctor of Pedagogy and sports studies at the University of Sydney.

Australia faces a tennis match fixing scandal

Australia faces a tennis match fixing scandal

After major match fixing scandals in team sports from baseball to cricket, tennis is under the spotlight. The sport has been rocked by claims that top players threw games in exchange for lucrative bets. Novak Djokovic, currently competing at the Australian Open, has confirmed a member of his staff was approached with a 200 thousand dollar bribe relating to a game in a tournament he didn't end up playing in. Steve Georgakis spoke to CCTV America about the Tennis corruption scandal. Steve Georgakis is a Doctor of Pedagogy and sports studies at the University of Sydney.