Unfortunately, score manipulation remains a very present problem in the world of tennis. This phenomenon occurs mainly in the lower categories of the circuit, such as B. at ITF tournaments, where the support is often insufficient. In this case, it was a Dominican referee by name carrero paying a fine for manipulating scores with the referee’s PDA, allowing illegal bettors to bet on specific points and win at futures tournaments in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The episodes date from November and December 2019 and resulted in a clear sanction for the referee who committed a total of 16 offences. This case underscores the importance of strengthening control and oversight mechanisms in tennis, particularly in lower tier tournaments, to ensure the fairness and transparency of sports results and to combat the scourge of illegal betting that threatens the integrity of this exciting sport.