Top Tennis star, Novak Djokovic has stunned the world with bombshell revelations that ‘he was offered money to fix a tennis match’.
The world number one spoke out after the release of some secret files have evidence of match fixing of some top-level matches including three matches at Wimbledon. And some of the players who are accused of match fixing are Grand Slam winners.
The files have some mind-blowing information about sixteen players included in this match fixing fiasco in Tennis in last ten years and surprisingly all players who threw their matches were in Top-50 players ranking.
Djokovic said that he instantly rejected the 110,000 British pounds made to him in 1st round of match in Petersburg Russia in 2006.
Djokovic further said:
‘I was not approached directly,’ Djokovic said, adding: ‘I was approached through people that were working with me at that time, that were with my team.’
‘Of course, we threw it away right away. It didn’t even get to me, there was nothing out of it.’
Djokovic added: ‘It made me feel terrible because I don’t want to be in any way linked to this – somebody may call it an opportunity. For me, it’s an act of bad sportsmanship, a crime in sport honestly.’
‘I don’t support it. I think there is no room for it in any sport, especially in tennis.’
The gamblers involved in match fixing in Tennis are from Russian and Sicilian origins and have made hundreds of thousands betting on fixed matches at top-notch tournaments including Wimbledon and the French Open.
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