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World No 1 Novak Djokovic Calls For Match-Fixing 'Proof'


Melbourne:Jan 21; World number one Novak Djokovic has called for those making match-fixing allegations against tennis to provide some proof.

The Serbian reigning Australian Open champion described the current speculation as "absurd" and said it needs to stop unless someone can provide concrete evidence the allegations are true.

The tennis corruption scandal regards claims made by the BBC and BuzzFeed that a group of 16 top players had repeatedly been suspected of fixing matches but never faced action.

"My response is that there's always going to be, especially these days when there is a lot of speculations, this is now the main story in tennis, in (the) sports world, there's going to be a lot of allegations," said Djokovic following his straight sets, second round victory over French teenager Quentin Halys in Melbourne on Wednesday.



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