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Tennys Sandgren denies right-wing views, apologises for posts

Tennys Sandgren has denied holding right-wing activist views and denounced any implied association with those who do.

Sandgren had been accused of homophobia and racism for comments he made in the past on social media, which have since resurfaced during his run to the Australian Open quarter-finals where he lost to South Korean Chung Hyeon.

Former world number one Serena Williams was among people who called for Sandgren to apologise for his remarks, particularly one in which he described a visit to a gay club in 2012 as having "left his eyes bleeding".

In a long statement on Saturday on his Twitter account, Sandgren apologised for his past comments and explained why he had appeared to follow politically right-wing profiles.

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