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Match rigging at Wimbledon?

The bookies seem to think so. From an AP article:

“British media said up to $546,000 of wagers were placed on No. 89 Carlos Berlocq of Argentina to lose the match Tuesday. He lost 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to Richard Bloomfield, who is ranked 170 places below him and got into the draw as a wild card.”

“London media said the bets on the match were about 30 times more than had been placed on similar British players and foreign opponents.”

He may be innocent, but I wouldn’t want to be Carlos Berlocq right now.

(Thanks to Allen Sanderson for directing me to this story.)