Feb 17, 2018
Josh Ripple, tournament director of the New York Open and executive vice president of GF Sports, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik from Nassau Coliseum to recount how the event moved from Memphis to Long Island, describe the dance of signing players and sponsors for a new event, and recall what it was like to see one of the biggest stories from the event unfold: Donald Young accusing fellow American Ryan Harrison of making a racist remark on court.
Produced and edited by Jorge Estrada, with music by Lee Rosevere.
Ripple on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshrip
New York Open: http://newyorkopen.com/
More on the Young-Harrison story: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/sports/tennis/donald-young-racism-ryan-harrison.html