Andy Murray tells tennis to get tough and ban the cheats

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If there are any alleged match-fixing cheats lurking still in the men’s draw of the 2016 Australian Open, Andy Murray is unaware of either their names or the measure of their guilt. But he is sure of one thing : he wants genuine offenders found and punished.

All inquiries after Murray’s straight sets victory over 18-year-old Alexander Zverev in the first round here on Tuesday were trained on the topic that has spread through the tournament like a virus for two days: allegations by the BBC and BuzzFeed that eight players in the draw had been suspected in the past of involvement in match-fixing.

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