Novak Djokovic admits he was approached by match-fixers 6 years ago

Novak Djokovic admits he was approached by match-fixers

World number one Novak Djokovic admits he was approached about fixing matches almost a decade ago.

The three-time Wimbledon champion says match-fixers approached him indirectly about the possibility of throwing a match in St Petersburg back in 2007, but the idea was dismissed outright by his team.

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In response to the reports of match-fixing by Grand Slam winners revealed on Sunday night, Djokovic said: "I was not approached directly. I was approached through people that were working with me at that time.

"Of course, we threw it away right away. It didn't even get to me, the guy that was trying to talk to me, didn't even get to me directly. There was nothing out of it.

"Unfortunately in those times [there were] rumours, some talks, some people were going around. They were dealt with.

"In the last six, seven years, I haven't heard anything similar. I personally was never approached directly, so I have nothing more to say about that."

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