Mod­els draw an apol­ogy

Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

THE ATP and spon­sor Red Bull have apol­o­gised for hold­ing a draw cer­e­mony which fea­tured male play­ers se­lect­ing fe­male mod­els to es­cort them down a cat­walk and de­scribed it as be­ing “in poor taste”.

The draw was held in Milan on Sun­day to de­ter­mine the groups for the Nex­tGen ATP Fi­nals, a tour­na­ment tak­ing place this week fea­tur­ing eight of the world’s best play­ers aged younger than 21. The play­ers were asked to se­lect a model to es­cort them down a cat­walk arm in arm be­fore the model then re­vealed their group let­ter to the au­di­ence.

One woman lifted up her dress to show the let­ter ‘ A’ writ­ten on her thigh while another took off her jacket, with the let­ter ‘ B’ marked on her back.

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