Davydenko cleared by ATP


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:01

An investigation was opened into irregular betting patterns after the Russian’s surprise defeat at the hands of Martin Vassallo Arguello at the Sopot Open in August 2007.

Davydenko cited a foot injury as the reason behind the loss, but nevertheless found himself at the centre of an investigation surrounding the match. In a statement on Friday the ATP confirmed there was nothing to suggest the 27-year-old had broken the rules.

“ATP can confirm that it has concluded its investigation and found no evidence of a violation of its rules by either Mr Arguello or Mr Davydenko or anyone else associated with the match,” read the statement.

The ATP’s announcement follows an extensive 13-month investigation by the tennis body.

Davydenko, who denied all allegations made against him, was asked to submit his phone records as part of the probe while competing in the US Open last year.

The world number six was also controversially fined last September for not competing hard enough against Marin Cilic in the St Petersburg Open.

And the ATP revealed they were satisfied they had gone as far as they could go with their inquiries.


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