Murray calls for transparency in tennis


Andy Murray wants more transparency in tennis amid match-fixing allegations, with the world number two adamant players should be aware of all claims.

Day two at the Australian Open on Tuesday was once again dominated by the fall out from the joint investigation by the BBC and Buzzfeed News alleging tennis authorities have failed to act upon repeated warnings regarding match-fixing, a claim the ATP rejects.

And while Murray was aware of some of the claims, the two-time grand slam champion insists players have a right to know about the good and the bad on tour.

"I think from my perspective, if there is corruption in any sport, you want to hear about it," Murray told reporters after he opened his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1 6-2 6-3 win over Alexander Zverev.

"Obviously some of the stuff that I read yesterday I wasn't aware of. Some of it I was already aware of. I guess as a player you just want to be made aware of kind of everything that's going on. I think we deserve to know everything that's sort of out there.

"Some of it will be true; some of it might not be true. But I'm always very curious with that stuff across really all sports, as well. I think, sports could in general be much, much more transparent."

Asked what allegations he was aware of, Murray added: "I don't want to go into all of the details, but I was aware of the what happened in the match in Sopot [a match between Nikolay Davydenko and Martin Vassallo Arguello in 2007].

"I knew some of the stuff there. You know, I read yesterday about some of the sort of gambling people in Sicily, which, you know, I wasn't aware of that.

"I didn't know that so many matches had been flagged up with the betting companies. I wasn't aware of that. I knew that there had been some, but not as many as there were. That was it."