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Nadal and Federer are accused of being complicit in the tennis match-fixing system

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Nadal and Federer are accused of being complicit

Nadal and Federer are accused of being complicit in the tennis match-fixing system

Marco Trungelitti was the main protagonist of the match-fixing plot that occurred in tennis between 2015 and 2017 . The Argentine tennis player was contacted by a mafia dedicated to fixing matches so that he would let himself lose in exchange for 100,000 dollars . He did not fall into that game and was the first to alert the authorities about what was happening. Now, in an interview in La Nación , he directly accuses Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer of being accomplices of the system .

Nadal and Federer are accused of being complicit

The 236th tennis player in the ATP ranking finds it “indispensable for” Novak Djokovic to speak and takes the opportunity to throw a dart at the other two members of the tennis Olympus. “People may like it or not, but Federer and Nadal never said anything . Whether they like it or not, they are complicit in how bad the system is , because they were not able to open their mouths even once and fight for the rights of the players. If they ever did it it was internally, but it didn’t change anything ,” are his words about both racket geniuses.

“Until they really get to work and the ATP wants to change the system, not much is going to happen. I would say that this is an almost feudal system , from 200 years ago, with 2% living as rich people and the rest that they die ; this is the same . Because the player who is outside the number 100 cannot live “, is the comparison used to refer to what is experienced in the world of tennis. 

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“The system works poorly and there are matches that are fixed and that will continue to be fixed until things change. Tennis is interested in continuing to have fixed matches because, if not, the Future level and many Challengers are unsustainable; they do not give the numbers,” comments the Argentine about the current panorama.

“You earn two mangoes and spend three; mathematically it doesn’t work. So I believe that  organizations feed on that system and it was demonstrated by how they acted with me  I got tired of coming across players who told me: ‘It is impossible for me to ever report anything seeing everything they did with you,'” he also tells about his experience off the slopes. 

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