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Jay Clarke: Racist tweets now not a shock, says Wimbledon debutant

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Jay Clarke: Racist tweets now not a shock, says Wimbledon debutant

Jay Clarke earned a primary win over a top-100 participant when he beat American Ryan Harrison on Monday

Britain’s Jay Clarke says it’s “extra of a shock” when he doesn’t obtain racially abusive messages on Twitter following a defeat than when he does.

The world quantity 236, 19, will make his Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon subsequent week after being handed a wildcard.

Clarke, who faces fellow Briton Cameron Norrie within the final 16 of the Nature Valley Worldwide on Wednesday, says he has turn into accustomed to the abuse.

“It is unhappy, however I’ve normalised it,” Clarke informed BBC Radio Derby.

“It is not likely a shock any extra. It is extra of a shock once I do not get it.”

Clarke secured his first win on the ATP Tour when he beat American world quantity 58 Ryan Harrison 6-Four 6-1 at Eastbourne on Monday.

He was given a fortunate loser spot after a 6-7 6-Four 6-Four defeat by Roberto Quiroz within the qualifiers.

“I bought one thing like 15 [abusive messages] after dropping that tight match,” he added.

“It is occurred a number of occasions now so I simply block them and transfer on with my life. They’re unhappy individuals.”

BBC Sport – Tennis

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