You may remember Nicolas Mahut as the guy who lost the longest tennis match in the history of mankind at Wimbledon a few years ago. This year he lost in the first round of the French Open and was the victim of a very different, but equally as peculiar, set of circumstances.
In the post-match press conference, Mahut was told “congratulations” by a reporter after his defeat to Mikhail Kukushkin. It only went downhill from there. Watch the cringeworthy video…
The transcript in print is equally as hilarious:
So many questions about this…
A) How do you go into a post-match press conference as a reporter having not watched said match or verified its result?
B) Who did the reporter talk to that told him the wrong result? Was that person also a terrible sports reporter or was this an act of sabotage?
C) How do you walk back into a press conference after being labeled as the guy who told an athlete congratulations after losing a match?
D) What does it say about English language sports reporting as a whole across the world that Mahut then insisted to take questions only in French?