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Aussies toughen line on tennis betting

3 October 2007

MELBOURNE, Australia -- As reported by the Canadian Press: "Tennis Australia has evicted state betting agency, Tabcorp, from the grounds of next year's Australian Open, a dramatic move amid reports of betting anomalies on the men's pro circuit and claims of attempted match-fixing.

"Tabcorp will no longer be allowed to operate a betting agency at Melbourne Park during the Open, Tennis Australia chief executive Steve Wood told guests at the tournament launch Tuesday.

"...The governing body of men's professional tennis, the ATP, is currently investigating betting irregularities in a match between Nikolay Davydenko and Martin Vassallo Arguello in Poland in July. Davydenko withdrew from the match in the third set with a foot injury..."

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