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I’m John Templon, an investigative data reporter for BuzzFeed News. I spent the past 15 months analyzing tennis betting data to see if I could figure out whether players were fixing matches.

I’m John Templon, an investigative data reporter for BuzzFeed News. I spent the past 15 months analyzing tennis betting data to see if I could figure out whether players were fixing matches.

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I don’t play tennis. I’m a numbers guy. And my first inkling that something was amiss in the world of the “gentleman’s game” came from a statistics journal.

I don’t play tennis. I’m a numbers guy. And my first inkling that something was amiss in the world of the "gentleman’s game” came from a statistics journal.

A professor of sport management at Florida State teamed up with a professional tennis gambler, and they published a study estimating that professional tennis players likely “manipulated or outright fixed” 23 first-round matches in professional tournaments every year. That’s about 1%. But the report did not look at individual players. And they only looked at matches between 2011 and 2013. So….

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