ATP racial claims probe

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THE ATP says it is re­view­ing Don­ald Young’s ac­cu­sa­tions that Ryan Har­ri­son used ra­cially in­ap­pro­pri­ate lan­guage dur­ing the Amer­i­cans’ heated ex­change in their open­inground match at the New York Open.

“The ATP takes any al­le­ga­tions of racial prej­u­dice ex­tremely se­ri­ously,” the or­gan­i­sa­tion said in a state­ment.

“A fur­ther re­view of all video and au­dio record­ing from the match will take place as this mat­ter is in­ves­ti­gated fur­ther.”

Har­ri­son de­feated Young 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). Young posted on Twit­ter: “I’m shocked and dis­ap­pointed, Ryan Har­ri­son, to hear you tell me how you re­ally feel about me as a black ten­nis player in the mid­dle of our NY match.” Har­ri­son re­sponded that the al­le­ga­tions were “ab­so­lutely un­true”.

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