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Reporter Congratulates Loser at French Open

Posted May 27th, 2014 @ 10:07am

France's Nicolas Mahut lost in the first round of the French Open on Monday, to Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin.

But when his press conference began after the loss, this English-speaking reporter congratulated Mahut, not know he actually lost.

According to the transcript provided after the press conference ended, Mahut moved along from the reporter by saying "questions in French, please."

Mahut handled the situation fairly well, and the reporter is lucky it was only the first round. Can you imagine if this happened later in the tournament?

H/T The Big Lead

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