Grigor Dimitrov has found himself in more trouble as he did not appear in the post-match press conference after the first round exit from Wimbledon Championships 2019. According to the reports, Grigor Dimitrov will have to pay a fine because he refused to appear at the press conference.
Grigor Dimitrov was stunned by Corentin Moutet in a thrilling five-setter in the opening round of the Wimbledon Championships 2019 on Monday. The Bulgarian later did not appear in the press conference after the match.
According to the rules, if media interest is claimed by a tennis player, he is obliged to speak to the media. The BNR reported that the organizers will declare the amount of the penalty, later.
The reports suggest that the fine would amount between 1000 and 3000 pounds. Dimitrov, however, took 45000 pounds after losing the first-round at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
The 28-year-old won the opening first sets, however, the French qualifier came back to win three consecutive sets to conquer the match 2-6 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-3 6-1.
Moutet who is enjoying a career-high ranking of no. 84 at the ATP rankings was not too impressed with his performance despite upsetting Grigor Dimitrov.
He said in a post-match press conference, “I think I can do a lot better. I’m lucky it’s going to pass. From start to finish I didn’t let go, I think it’s the right thing to remember today. You have to do a lot better to get through the second round.”
The Frenchman will face the next-gen star Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round at SW19. He has clear plans in his mind ahead of his match against Felix. He said, “My goals in the game are to be offensive, not to suffer the game, to do what I know how to do by being simple and being as calm as possible.”