Jun 24, 2009

Unusual betting on Jurgen Melzer vs Wayne Odesnik match

A number of betting companies contacted the Tennis Integrity Unit after thousands of pounds were staked at several betting shops on a straight-sets victory for Jurgen Melzer.

Paddy Power and Ladbrokes stopped taking bets more than hour before the match, while the online betting company, Betfair, became suspicious when more than £350,000 went on Melzer two hours before the start of play.

When asked about the furore, American Wayne Odesnik, said, "I would never do anything to jeopardise my future.”
The Tennis Integrity Unit is expected to look into the game to determine whether the patterns were sinister or simply reflected fans' judgment that the little-fancied Odesnik, who was carrying an injury, was likely to lose heavily.

(Via Times Online; Images by Getty Images)

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