The ATP discovered no evidence that Ryan Harrison directed racial slurs at Donald Young throughout their first-spherical match on the New York Open on Monday, in line with a number of reviews.
Young, who’s black, claimed that Harrison made racist remarks towards him in the course of the match, an allegation Harrison denied.
Each gamers are American. Harrison gained the match, 6-three 7-6.
The ATP stated it carried out a full investigation and reviewed all obtainable evidence, together with footage of the match and interviews with officers and different event employees who might have been in earshot of the gamers.
“Sadly, the audio recording on the match footage didn’t decide up verbal exchanges between the gamers,” the ATP stated in a press release (by way of Reuters). “Presently no evidence has been discovered to help the allegation that Ryan Harrison used a racial slur through the match.”
In a tweet after the match, Young stated, “I‘m shocked and disillusioned, Ryan Harrison, to listen to you inform me how you actually really feel about me as a black tennis participant within the center of our NY match. I assumed this was purported to be an inclusive gentleman’s sport.”
Harrison retorted, “The accusations made by Donald Young tonight following our match are completely unfaithful. I‘m extraordinarily disillusioned that somebody would say this in response to a misplaced tennis match. Any video/audio will one hundred pc clear me and I encourage anybody with the obtainable assets to seek out it.”