Well, today, during a press conference at the Australia Open, the current world No. 1, Novak Djokovic opened up to address these allegations of match fixing in tennis.
Djokovic claimed that in 2007, someone tried to offer him roughly $200,000 to lose a first-round match at a tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia.
He also added that they did not approach him directly. Instead, he was approached through people working with him at that time. And Djokovic flat-out rejected the offer. On top of that, he did not even take part in that particular tournament. He went on to state that,
"It made me feel terrible because I don't want to be anyhow linked to this kind of -- you know, somebody may call it an opportunity. For me, that's an act of unsportsmanship, a crime in sport honestly. I don't support it. I think there is no room for it in any sport, especially in tennis."
I personally was really glad to see Djokovic step up and tell the whole world, that he is not linked to these allegations of match fixing. I believe the man's words and I'm glad to see that one of my favorite athletes did not take part in this unsportsman-like conduct.
But, the fact that Djokovic was approached to fix matches probably means that other players have been approached as well. It just makes these allegations that there are players involved, more legitimate.