A loss is bad enough for an athlete; congratulating that same athlete on the defeat is like rubbing salt in the wound. That’s why when Nicolas Mahut was congratulated on his French Open loss to Mikhail Kukushkin, the tennis player was none too pleased.
The transcript of the exchange is even more awkward than the actual video.
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) May 26, 2014
And that, folks, is how you don’t conduct yourself in a post-match press conference – or any interview for that matter.
[H/T Next Impulse Sports]