Models draw an apology
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.