Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro in a pair of mark Lopez is suspected in the delivery of two doubles matches on Challengers in 2008. This was in the context of a criminal investigation in Spain said his partner in those tournaments Marc Fornell-Mestres, who was arrested in the fall.
Fornell-Mestres is suspected of heading a criminal cell that together with the Armenian mafia organized match-fixing. According to him, they Lopez lost two matches on consecutive Challengers in Italy and Spain in autumn 2008, one of them – dušan Karol and Daniel Kellerer.
In addition to Lopez, Fornell-Mestres called a number of players involved in match-fixing.
36-year-old Lopez – the owner of 14 pair of tour level titles, the first of which in 2009 was won by Rafael Nadal. In 2012, he and compatriot Marcel Granollers won the final ATP tournament in 2016, with Feliciano Lopez, Roland Garros, and with Nadal Olympics in Rio.
In the beginning of 2013 was No. 3 in the ATP rankings, last year, Lopez won in Barcelona and reached the final of the US Open.
The first racket of Ukraine and the sixth racket of the world Elina Svitolina for the first time in his career he reached the semi-finals of WTA Premier Mandatory in Indian wells, beating Czech tennis player Market Vondrousova.
After the victory Svitolina admitted that it was not a perfect match, but she was able to fight through their physical training.
“It was important to fight for every ball in this match and try to do one beat more opponents. This match is hardly ideal, but I struggled. I had to stay in the game.
The market is a difficult opponent, in the match since it is impossible to stand still. I tried to use all the remaining forces. Well, ahead what output. I will have time to recover. I’m really tired, but that’s okay. I can say that I survived two very difficult matches due to his physical training”, – the words Svitolina defeats.
Match Svitolina – Vondrousova lasted 2 hours and 13 minutes and ended with the score 4:6, 6:4, 6:4.
Wrote Znaia the impact Svitolina became the best at Indian wells.
The organizers of the tournament in Indian wells has selected the best drawings of the day.
The compilation was the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina in the match against the Australians Ashleigh Barty and next opponent of odessitka Czech Market Vondrusova during the match against Romania Simona Halep.
Also in the top of the day at the Premier Mandatory tournament entered Spanish Garbinie of new York, American Venus Williams and Czech Karolina Pliskova.
Wrote Znayu That Svitolina has retained its sixth position in the updated WTA rankings.
Another Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko – fell four positions and now occupies 28 th place.
Ukrainian Dayana Yastremsky was down one line and was on the 37th place.
Ukrainka in the updated WTA rankings
Headed by the updated WTA ranking Japanese Naomi Osaka:
The updated WTA rankings
As reported Znayu, Svitolina and Abramenko will compete for the highest sports award of Ukraine.