Yikes, this match-fixing scandal continues to haunt Russian Nikolay Davydenko as he competes in this week’s year-ending Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, and it doesn’t help that Alessio Di Mauro received a nine-month suspension for betting on tennis matches online. I’m all about zero-tolerance, but I’d like to point out that never bet on tournaments that he was playing in.
Meanwhile, ATP investigators have now brought in brother Edouard Davydenko and his wife, Irina, to help get to the bottom of this mess. Their question to her: how much pain can your hubby withstand? Next question: what’s your safe word? just kidding.
Trivia: Davydenko does not own a cell phone.
(photos by ATP and AP)