Another alleged match-fixing story has hit the wires this evening. The NY Times reports the latest suspicious match involves an Australian Open mixed doubles between Lara Arruabarrena and David Marrero against Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot.
All the money ($25K or more) went on Hlavackova and Kubot to win and they did. So the issue? Well, people don’t bet that much on mixed doubles. Per the report, comparable mixed matches had totals under $2K.
All this begs the question, why the hell do they – the bookmakers – even allow money to be bet on mixed doubles matches which in my mind aren’t even part of the tour. They are like minor prize money events.
But my guess is it’s hard to turn down the cash so they offer odds on mixed events, challengers and futures where matches are more open to being fixed.
Or maybe I’m wrong?
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