Australian Open junior champion charged with match-fixing

This kid, Oliver Anderson, who obviously has potential, was charged with match-fixing.

I read the BBC article and it seems this should have been called “set-fixing.” He threw the first set by getting broken at 4-4 in the first set and losing that set. There is video showing Anderson missing serves by yards at 4-4, 30-all. This was in a challenger tournament.

In case you are not familiar with sports betting, there are scores of ways to make/lose money. Come up with any rule and you can probably make a bet on it. Like, final score, who breaks first, who wins the first set, total number of games in match or a set, first point winner in game number 4 and on and on.

My favorite quotes from this article:

“It’s disappointing for the game any time something like that comes out,” said the Briton. When it comes out??

“A Victoria Police statement added: “Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit detectives and bookmakers assisted with the investigation.””
Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit detectives. Haven’t looked into it, but I’d love to know who funds that “intelligence” unit.

Fun.