Novak Djokovic: I Was Offered $200K To Throw A Tennis Match
Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 tennis player in the world, said he was offered the bribe in 2007 but swiftly rejected it.By Matt Moreno | January 18, 2016
Shortly after a BBC/BuzzFeed investigation found evidence of rampant match-fixing at tennis's highest level, one of the world's top players says he was offered money to throw a match — an offer he says he rejected.
Novak Djokovic, currently the world's No. 1 player, said he was offered about $200,000 in 2007 to throw a match in St. Petersburg, Russia. He says he didn't accept the offer and also never attended the tournament.
"I was approached ... through people that were working with me at that time. They were in my team, and of course we threw it away right away," Djokovic told reporters.