ATP to probe ‘racial prej­u­dice’ claims

China Daily - - HOLIDAY | SPORTS -

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.

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