ATP to probe ‘racial prejudice’ claims
The Association of Tennis Professionals on Tuesday said it has launched an internal investigation after a firstround match between two American players at the New York Open boiled over on the court.
The ATP officials are reviewing “allegations of racial prejudice” after Ryan Harrison and Donald Young exchanged words in the first set and had to be separated by the chair umpire during a changeover in play on Monday.
“The ATP takes any allegations of racial prejudice extremely seriously,” the organization 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.