ATP racial claims probe
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”.