Melbourne - Tennis Australia Chief Executive and Australian
Open Tournament Director, Craig Tiley, on Monday joined the Tennis Integrity
Unit and the other world tennis authorities in rejecting UK media suggestions
that evidence of match fixing has been suppressed.
“We have built an international reputation for the integrity
of the tournament and the anti-corruption systems we have in place,” Tiley said
via a press statement. "In conjunction with world tennis we have developed
leading anti-doping, disciplinary, anti-corruption and security policies. All
involved in the administration of the Australian Open will not tolerate any
deviations from our values and rules at any level."
"Of course the deliberate timing of this story is far
from ideal for our event. But the important issue here is that we stamp out any
form of corruption in tennis.
“That's why, many years ago, Tennis Australia pushed hard
for an all-sport response to this issue. Stamping out any form of corruption
requires a continued focus on prevention, education and investigation."