The victory on Monday in the first qualifying round for Ronald Garros from Valencian Barnabas Zapata (25 years old and 133 in the world) against the Israeli Dudi Sela (37 and 456) has raised the suspicions of the French authorities, that they investigate if it was a rigged matchinformed this Thursday L’Équipe.
According to the newspaper, which cites police sources, lThe main doubts would focus on the second set, won by the Spanish 6-0 and in only 16 minutes and with the service in favor of the Israeli (the first set was won by Zapata 6-3). In this match, Abnormal amounts were detected at three online betting operators, based in Cyprus, Armenia and Ukraine. After beating Sela, Bernabé Zapata (Valencia, 1997) did the same this Thursday against the Italian Luca Nardi (200 in the world) and qualified for the main draw at Roland Garros.
According to data from L’Équipe, online bets on Roland Garros have increased by 177% in the last 5 years, to 128 million in 2021.