Harrison does not fly a high in contemporary tennis, but for the first time this weekend won against a player in the top 50 of the world rankings. They sent home 7-6 (3), 6-2 to Chile. Nevertheless, he refused to share his happiness with a limited audience due to the obligation to shut up in an interview. Therefore the ATP has fined them $ 3,000 (about € 2,500).
Harrison now reached the semi-finals of the tournament, sending Gianluca Maeger home in two sets on Monday. This time he later wore a mouthpiece and did a TV interview. He said that he was unaware of the obligation and decided to follow the rules despite disagreeing.
“It is not healthy to wear face masks for too long to stand in strong sunlight after stiff competition. I thought wearing it was optional and I didn’t know that I would be fined.
The tennis player then stated that he feels that it is primarily a show. Later at Catacomb I did another interview with the same interview without wearing a mask. This was purely an obligation as the interview was directly on TV and I refuse to support it. “
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