ATP to investigate Donald Young claims of racism against Ryan Harrison

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Donald Young accused Ryan Harrison of racism at the New York Open, which Harrison denied. The ATP will investigate.

ATP to investigate Donald Young claims of racism against Ryan Harrison

Donald Young accused Ryan Harrison of racism at the New York Open, which Harrison denied. The ATP will investigate.

The ATP will review the video and audio from Donald Young's match against Ryan Harrison after Young accused Harrison of racism.

Harrison beat Young in the New York Open on Monday, but the match was marred by an on-court argument between the two Americans in the first set, which left them needing to be separated by officials.

Young subsequently accused Harrison of racism, posting on Twitter: "I'm shocked and disappointed, Ryan Harrison, to hear you tell me how you really feel about me as a black tennis player in the middle of our NY match. I thought this was supposed to be an inclusive gentleman's sport."

Harrison responded in a tweet that read, in part: "The accusations made by Donald Young tonight following our match are absolutely untrue. … Any video/audio will 100% clear me and I encourage anyone with the available resources to find it."

Addressing the issue, an ATP spokesperson said: "The ATP takes any allegations of racial prejudice extremely seriously. 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."

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