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'Are you serious?': Tennis player asked stupid question

Posted by: 3AW Online | 27 May, 2014 - 12:07 PM
France's Nicolas Mahut

France's Nicolas Mahut was congratulated on losing his first round match at the French Open on Monday by a reporter who got his wires embarrassingly crossed.

Mahut was knocked out by Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin, 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-4 and then faced the press where the first question was from an English-speaking journalist who offered his congratulations.

JOURNO: Congratulations.

NICOLAS MAHUT: Congratulations? I lost.

JOURNO: You lost? Okay. So what happened out there?

NICOLAS MAHUT: Are you serious? Did you watch the match?

JOURNO: No, I didn't. I was told that you won. I'm sorry.

Mahut gave the journalist a glare that could kill but managed to keep his cool, asking for the remaining questions to be asked in French.

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