ATP to probe ‘racial prejudice’ allegation after duo’s heated exchange

Shahida Jacobs

The ATP has confirmed that it will review “all video and audio recording” after Donald Young accused Ryan Harrison of using racially inappropriate language during their New York Open match.

The first-round encounter between the two Americans was a heated one as they exchanged several words on court.

Harrison won the match 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), but afterwards Young took to Twitter to accuse his compatriot of using a racial slur.

Harrison, meanwhile, said the allegations were “absolutely untrue”.

The ATP, though, will investigate the incident.

“The ATP takes any allegations of racial prejudice extremely seriously,” the organisation 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.

“No further comment will be made until the completion of the investigation.”