Tennis stars, past and present, want names of match-fixers
Around the world, players, commentators and fans echoed the call of Roger Federer, who wants to know names of those suspected of match-fixing in a growing scandal that one ex-pro described as a "major wake-up call for the world of tennis". Many called for clarity, saying the public and players have a right to know who is suspected of cheating.
Others warned that the match-fixing scandal has the potential to damage the reputation of tennis, just like doping or corruption scandals have hurt professional cycling, athletics, baseball and football. Martina Navratilova, the 18time Grand Slam champion, tweeted: "We need facts, not suppositions." "This really casts a very dark shadow on our sport right now," Mary Jo Fernandez said on ESPN, as part of a panel discussion Wednesday on the controversy.