April 1, 2017

Spanish government have detained 34 persons, together with six tennis players, involved in a tennis match-fixing network that made more than $500,000 from lower-tier tournaments in Spain and Portugal.

Police stated Thursday that operation Futures probed numerous futures and challenger tournaments for the past several months and observed proof that effects had been rigged.

The tennis players have been not identified, but government said they have been ranked among number 800 and 1,200 in the world. Their Spanishrankings ranged between Nos. 30 and 300.

Police stated they located evidence of match-fixing attempts in 17 men’s tournaments in five towns, such as Madrid, Seville and Porto.

Authorities stated the two alleged leaders of the community have been amongst those detained across 12 Spanish towns. The leaders have been primarily based in Seville and La Coruna. All the ones detained had been Spaniards and are expected to remain free pending trial. If convicted of corruption in sports, they may face jail sentences of as much as four years.

The investigation commenced after a tip given with the aid of a player to the tennis integrity unit, the sport’s anti-corruption body.

“Investigation of corruption allegations by law enforcement agencies takes precedence over tennis disciplinary action,” the body said in an email. “The TIU will continue to work co-operatively with [Spanish police] and offer its full support and access to resources.” Continue reading SIX TENNIS PLAYERS DETAINED IN MATCH-FIXING INVESTIGATION

Bernard Tomic: I’m not a bad person

December 22, 2015

Bernard Tomic reckons he is not as bad a person as some people believe he is after hearing about him.

According to Tomic, those who start to keep in touch with him on a regular basis and get close to him, they change their opinion as they get to know his real personality which is quite different from what is portrayed in the media.

Tomic along with his compatriot Nick Kyrgios are considered to be the two bad boys of Tennis in the modern generation. Both of them have found themselves in a number of controversies in the recent times attracting a lot of criticism from all quarters. Continue reading Bernard Tomic: I’m not a bad person

Serena Williams says she also feels nervousness

October 4, 2015

Serena Williams says she also feels nervousness like anyone else, but, with the experience that she has gained over the years, she has now got the idea how to keep the emotions in check and focus on the job in hand.

Serena appears to be pretty calm whenever she is on the court and people reckon it’s one of her qualities which has helped her win so many games and titles, but, as per the veteran herself, she actually does not happen to be as calm as it, maybe, looks from outside. She battles with her own jitters.

Speaking to an American news network recently, Serena said, “I think you must see me practicing once. I don’t think I am that calm and relaxed. Of course, when you spend this much of time playing on the tour, you learn a lot of things one of which is how to carry yourself on and off the court. So, I don’t express myself that much during games. But, the nervousness is always there.” Continue reading Serena Williams says she also feels nervousness

Shaquille O’neal playing tennis with Serena Williams

May 3, 2015

My Tennis Heroes Movie Ranking: 4 / five

Marin Cilic is eyeing another Grand Slam

April 3, 2015

Marin Cilic is looking to add one more to his Slam titles’ tally this year. Cilic has just had one Slam title under his belt which he had clinched the previous season, getting better of Kei Nishikori at Flushing Meadows.

Nishikori was seeded higher than Cilic in that tournament and probably, was the favourite in the lead up to the final. But, Cilic was a far better player on the day. Continue reading Marin Cilic is eyeing another Grand Slam

Roger Federer – Cosmic Tennis (HD)

January 10, 2015

My Tennis Heroes Video clip Rating: 4 / 5