The Association of Tennis Professionals has launched an inquiry into 150 matches, identified on a list submitted to it, as possibly influenced by gambling. The author of the list is unknown. The game has come under a cloud of suspicion since a betting site uncovered irregular gambling patterns on an August match in which world #4 Nikolay Davydenko eventually withdrew due to injury.
The list apparently covers events dating back to 2002, and includes Grand Slam matches. There had been no evidence of taint yet, a spokesman for the ATP said, "but we recognize there is a threat to all sports posed by gambling." World #18 Andy Murray disagreed, saying the other day of corruption, "everyone knows it goes on."