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Tennis

Betfair finds ‘nothing wrong’

LONDON — An online betting exchange investigated another professional tennis match for suspicious betting patterns, but found nothing wrong.

Betfair, the same company that voided bets on a match in August for the same reason, looked into Dmitry Tursunov’s win over Boris Pashanski at last week’s St. Petersburg Open.

Tursunov ended up reaching the final at the tournament, but he trailed 6-4, 2-0 in the second round before advancing 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Despite the second-set deficit, there was still money being put on Tursunov to win.

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Betfair spokesman Adrian Murdock said Monday the investigation revealed that a specific bettor known to the company continued to back the Russian Tursunov. The Serb Pashanski is ranked 84th, and Tursunov is ranked 29th.

The ATP and other tennis governing bodies have been working together to help keep the sport clean.

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