Earlier this week there have been several allegations that Roger Federer has been giving inside information about his upcoming matches. With this inside information, the president of Federer’s management company placed bets against those tennis matches.
Federer has already made statements that these allegations are “100% NOT true.”
Agate Printing, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the management company, IMG. The lawsuit claimed that Ted Forstmann received information from Federer about a tennis match he played at the 2007 French Open. After the said information was given, Mr. Fortsmann placed a $40K bet on Federer.
While in China, Federer said, “It’s disappointing that someone is throwing my name around. I would never do such a thing.” Federer went on to say, “My fans know that I have nothing to hide. I’m sorry for those who think there is something to this story. But there’s nothing.”
We all know how sensitive the ITF, USTA, and the ATP are about placing bets (or for this matter giving inside information) on tennis matches. Whether or not the tennis player throws the match or not, it’s illegal and not allowed. Do we think that Federer would do something like this? Not a chance, he plays tennis for a living, he’s a multimillionaire and really there’s no benefit for him to do so. Why not leave the guy alone? He’s already been knocked down the rankings (currently #3), lost two US Opens in a row, and got bumped out of the 2009 Wimbledon tennis championships. Just leave the guy alone and let him continue showing us how tennis should be played.