ATP lobs fine at Harrison after he serves petulant refusal

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ATP lobs fine at Harrison after he serves petulant refusal

The player refused to do a TV interview because he had to wear a mask, saying it was unhealthy to do so in the sun

Sudipto Ganguly

American tennis player Christian Harrison has been fined $3,000 (about R46,300) by the ATP after refusing to take part in a mandatory on-court interview at the Delray Beach Open in Florida, US, as it required him to wear a mask.

The qualifier, ranked 789th in the world, stunned top seed Cristian Garin of Chile 7-6(3) 6-2 on Saturday for his first victory against a top 50 player.

The 26-year-old spoke out against wearing masks on social media last week, saying: “Healthy enough to play 3 hour matches. But I’m an absolute safety hazard walking maskless through a restaurant.”..

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