Massive Tennis Match-Fixing Ring Discovered in Europe

Tennis players are being questioned by police in France on suspicion of fixing matches for Grigor Sargsyan, 28-year-old known as the Maestro. Sargsyan is being held in a Belgian jail.

Image via AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File

PARIS (AP) — The crooked tennis players knew him as "Maestro." To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as the suspected ringleader of an organized gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and paying off more than 100 players from around Europe. As Roger Federer and other stars at the top of tennis compete in the Australian Open, players far lower down the sport's food chain are being questioned this week… Read at AP News

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