- New BBC report claims Masters tennis matches fixed
- Comes after first investigation published Monday
- Players continue to play down the reports
After the BBC and BuzzFeed News
published an investigation Monday that stated match fixing was a widespread problem in tennis, the BBC quoted an unnamed former player from South America
who said matches were fixed at Masters series tournaments.
Although Masters tournaments aren't as prestigious as the four grand slams, their draws are usually considerably smaller than the singles field of 128 at majors and thus feature higher-ranked players.
The BBC said the South American played on the tennis tour last year but is now a coach. The player had requested anonymity before talking to the BBC.
The fresh report and a BBC radio program that aired Tuesday in the UK came in the wake of the original one Monday which said grand slam winners in both singles and doubles
were among those reported to authorities for losing games when "suspicious" bets were placed against them.
No names were mentioned and several players who have spoken to CNN said the investigation lacked proof and was dated. In the BBC's follow-up radio program there was no mention of a grand slam singles champion being reported.
Austrian journeyman Daniel Koellerer told the BBC he was offered money to thr