Sportradar score integrity deal with Austrian Tennis Association
| By Robert Fletcher
Sportradar Integrity Services has entered into a two-year integrity partnership with the Austrian Tennis Association.
Under the agreement, Sportradar will use its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) to monitor the Energie Burgenland ÖTV State Championships in Austria.
The deal covers both the ladies’ and men’s singles and doubles draws, as well as the event’s mixed doubles matches.
UFDS utilises a team of qualified integrity experts to analyse irregular betting patterns, with any suspicious matches reported to partners
Sportradar Integrity Services detected more than 600 suspicious matches across global sport in 2020 and has reported over 6,000 suspicious matches during the past 15 years.
“We recognise that match-fixing and other associated integrity issues pose a significant threat to fair sporting competition,” Austrian Tennis Association managing director Thomas Schweda said.
“This agreement for Sportradar Integrity Services to monitor the ÖTV State Championships through their UFDS solution will give us valuable integrity protection, as their team will be able to alert us to any potential irregularities they may encounter.”
Sportradar Integrity Services managing director Andreas Krannich added: “At Sportradar, we are committed to helping our sporting partners detect and prevent manipulation, and to identify and mitigate all forms of integrity risk.
“Our dedicated team of integrity analysts who specialise in tennis will help to ensure that the ÖTV State Championships are put in the best place to succeed, and we look forward to a fair and exciting on-court experience the fans can enjoy.”