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One of the two arrested tennis players acknowledges “between 20 and 30” match-fixing

One of the two arrested in France on suspicion of rigged tennis has been confessed (photo illustration). – SUPERSTOCK / SUPERSTOCK / SIPA

Mike Lescure, one of two tennis men arrested on Tuesday in Bressuire on suspicion of match fixing, has confessed.
the team published this Thursday a detailed document that describes the investigators in detail during his custody. The latter admitted to have beaten "between 20 and 30 games" since 2015, which means a profit of around 30,000 euros.

Lescure said he had been approached directly by the main suspect in investigating this huge corruption network, Grigor Sargsyan, a Belgian resident of Armenian descent who called himself "Maestro." "He told me I could make money on tennis bets by losing games," the Frenchman said.

According to him, many players are affected. Matchmatches are played every year in Singapore, Santo Domingo, Greece, Bahrain or Spain. And not only
on the secondary circuit (Challengers and Futures tournaments). "Match fixing is common in tennis at all levels, even in big tournaments
ATP. This mainly affects players from 50th place. If they are offered a five-figure amount, there are few who refuse, "said Lescure, who questions the difficulty of" small "gamblers coping with too small foundations compared to the costs incurred.

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