A court in Almaty found contractual matches Dolgopolov and Bondarenko

Суд Алматы признал договорными матчи Долгополова и Бондаренко

Alexander Dolgopolov

The press service of the tennis Federation of Ukraine deny all charges.

Court of the city of Almaty by its decision allowed the bookmakers not to pay money to those who bet on the matches of Ukrainians Alexandr Dolgopolov and Kateryna Bondarenko a year ago.

Dolgopolov 20 August 2017 met with Tiago Monteiro in Winston Salem Open, which has conceded with the account 3:6, 3:6, and Kateryna Bondarenko in the same day playing against Ana Bogdan at the Connecticut Open and lost the match 2:6, 2:6.

According to the website time.kz many bookmakers did not pay rates, suspecting that the matches were negotiable.

The court in the judgment referred to the personal suspicions of the bookmakers, as well as investigative journalism, while not considering the fact that the international organization of tennis and its division on the fight against match-fixing would not confirm that dogovornjakah in matches Dolgopolov and Bondarenko.

The situation was commented by the press Secretary of the tennis Federation of Ukraine Yuriy Sosnowski, stating that the matches were not negotiable.

“Any suspicions about match-fixing, we consider only the case that we have received information from the Tennis Integrity Unit. In this case such was not – it was a year and TIU no claims filed. So, found nothing criminal.

The surprising defeat of Dolgopolov from Monteiro? He had previously lost. Not my style of game. Both Sasha and Katya can lose to anyone at any time. And that each defeat can be regarded as match-fixing? The players appealed to the Federation to help them. I can only add that we do not consider these contractual matches,” said Sosnowski.

Earlier it was reported that Dolgopolov had surgery and will be out until next year.

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