This is really stupid but I need to know:
At Wimbledon (the GS) do they interview the players RIGHT AFTER the game? On their way out from the court?
And they did this at OG? With both winners and losers?
On court interviews do happen, but not always.
This should clear you question, atleast as to what is permitted:
"The 2012 ATP Official Rulebook",pg.167(pg.84 of the pdf):
VIII. THE CODE
p) Media Conference
i) All players scheduled to play on televised courts will be required, if requested,
to perform a pre-match TV interview on the day of the match (not
to exceed 2 minutes in total). The interview may be conducted at either
the player’s practice court or as the players approach the court for walk-on
as determined by the host and player’s national broadcasters.
ii) All players who win during a televised match will be required to perform
on court TV interviews, if requested, with the host and player’s national
broadcaster(s) for that match (not to exceed 5 minutes in total).
iii) All players will be required to perform post-match radio and TV news
service interviews directly following the post-match press conference (not
to exceed 10 minutes in total). If there is no post-match press conference,
the interviews will need to take place within 30 minutes of the conclusion
of their match.
iv) Unless injured and physically unable to appear, a player or team must
attend the post-match media conference organized within thirty (30) minutes
after the conclusion of each match whether the player or team was
the winner or loser, unless such time is extended by the supervisor for
good cause. Post-match media obligations include two (2) interviews,
with the host and player’s national broadcasters. This rule shall also apply
to matches won or lost as a result of a withdrawal or retirement.
I assume it should be the same for ITF events. Couldn't find anything mentioned in the "2012 ITF Rules of Tennis" or the "2012 ITF Pro Circuit Regulations"