The International Tennisorganisatie (ATP) has confirmed to open an investigation into racist allegations at the address of the American Donald Young (ATP 65). He should be in the match of the first round of the ATP tournament in New York castigated by his fellow countryman Ryan Harrison (ATP 44).
During the first set were both players of words and had to be taken apart by the referee.
“The ATP takes any racist allegations very seriously,” said the international tennis federation in a press release. “We will review the video thoroughly and not comment on the incident before we reach a conclusion.”
On Twitter were the two fighting cocks after the game. “I am shocked and disappointed in you, Ryan Harrison, that you are in the middle of our duel told me how you about me thought as a black tennis player. I thought that this was a ‘gentleman’s sport’ was”, told the 28-year-old Young again.
Harrison denied any racist statement. “The accusations by Donald Young to my address totally wrong. I am very disappointed that a player reacts after a match to have lost. The audio and video will be me one hundred percent exonerated.”
The 25-year-old Harrison won the match finally in two sets (6-3, 7-6 (7/4)).