Protecting a firmness of tennis in a arise of a new match-fixing and doping scandals is a biggest plea confronting a competition over a subsequent decade, ATP Executive Chairman Chris Kermode has said.
Kermode was allocated for a second tenure in assign of men’s tennis on Thursday, carrying taken over a purpose in Jan 2014.
It comes only days after a universe of competition was rocked by a news that five-times grand impact leader Maria Sharapova had unsuccessful her drugs exam during a Australian Open and as a competition deals with questions about match-fixing.
“I demeanour brazen to operative with a other ruling bodies of tennis to continue to strengthen a firmness of a sport,” Kermode pronounced in a statement.
In an talk in The Times, Kermode added: “People have to trust what they are watching.
“More scandals would totally criticise a integrity. That is because we have a limit inducement to locate athletes for violation a rules.”
Tennis has been stubborn by instances of doping violations, with Marin Cilic, Viktor Troicki and Barbora Strycova all receiving bans in a final few years.
The European Sport Security Association pronounced in a news in Feb that tennis accounted for scarcely 3 buliding of all questionable betting alerts released final year, while men’s series one Novak Djokovic suggested in Jan that a member of his staff was approached about regulating a compare early in his career.
Kermode, who is in assign of men’s tennis, pronounced identifying cheats was a priority for a ruling body, though called for viewpoint over a betting issue.
“It is also critical to demeanour during a numbers,” he said.
“There were some-more than 120,000 tennis matches final year; 99.8 percent of those matches did not lift betting alerts.”