A two-year investigation into corruption in tennis has concluded that there is a "tsunami" of match-fixing sweeping through the lower levels of the sport, and that the sale of live score data should be heavily restricted to tackle the problem.

The interim report conducted by an independent review panel, commissioned by the governing bodies of world tennis in 2016 following media reports of widespread match-fixing, found that lower- and mid-tier tennis matches were regularly manipulated.

It said that the player incentive structure created a "fertile breeding ground" for integrity breaches, with only 250 to 350 of 15,000 professional players earning enough money to break even. With prize money insufficient to cover the cost of competing for the majority of players, there was more incentive for them to fix matches, the report stated.

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