Oz Open responds to fixing claims

Australian Open (File)
Australian Open (File)

Melbourne - Tennis Australia Chief Executive and Australian Open Tournament Director, Craig Tiley, on Monday joined the Tennis Integrity Unit and the other world tennis authorities in rejecting UK media suggestions that evidence of match fixing has been suppressed.

“We have built an international reputation for the integrity of the tournament and the anti-corruption systems we have in place,” Tiley said via a press statement. "In conjunction with world tennis we have developed leading anti-doping, disciplinary, anti-corruption and security policies. All involved in the administration of the Australian Open will not tolerate any deviations from our values and rules at any level."

"Of course the deliberate timing of this story is far from ideal for our event. But the important issue here is that we stamp out any form of corruption in tennis.

“That's why, many years ago, Tennis Australia pushed hard for an all-sport response to this issue. Stamping out any form of corruption requires a continued focus on prevention, education and investigation."

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