ATP apologises after Milan draw featuring female models labelled a ‘disgrace’

• Draw for Next Gen finals in Milan criticised by Mauresmo and Judy Murray
• Players picked favourite female model to find out tournament groupings

Tennis chiefs have apologised following widespread condemnation of a draw ceremony in which one player was asked to pull off a female model’s glove with his teeth and other stars found out their group by choosing the woman they liked most.

Sunday’s draw for the inaugural Next Gen tournament in Milan, an eight-man event for the best players between 18-21, was called a “disgrace” by the former world No1 and coach Amélie Mauresmo and “awful” by Judy Murray – while others on social media accused it of being sexist and objectifying women.

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