The report came from German publication ZDF which named Basilashvili and Karatsev as two players suspected of match-fixing. The person under investigation currently for match-fixing is Belarussian tennis coach Yegor Yatsyk who worked with both players. The report indicates that both players participated in the scheme albeit with no proof.
They have both been in action this week and both were asked about it. Karatsev took questions only from Russian media saying:
“I haven’t heard anything about it. I don’t know what you are talking about. And should I comment on this nonsense? How many times have they written such things about me, have I ever been convicted?”
Basilashvili was quite professon in his denial of any wrongdoing releasing a statement:
"Last weekend, it came to my attention that media publications in Germany have made mention of my name in connection with allegations of so-called "Match Fixing." These allegations have no basis at all and I reject them in the strongest possible terms."
He also confirmed he is taking legal action:
"I have empowered a German law firm to protect my interests and to act in every possible way to fight this extremely damaging misinformation."