Just weeks after the NBA was rocked by revelations of a possible betting scandal, tennis finds itself in a similar position. Officials are investigating suspicious betting patterns on a match involving Russia's Nikolay Davydenko. The top seed retired with an injury against a low-ranked opponent yesterday at an ATP tournament in Poland.
In an unprecedented move, British online gambling company Betfair has voided all bets placed on the second-round match.
Betfair says it received about seven million dollars in wagers on the match and that's ten times the usual amount. And most of the money was on the underdog to win, even after Davydenko captured the first set 6-2.
Betfair has had an agreement with the ATP to share information on any irregular betting activity.