It’s not easy to cover a major tennis tournament. With matches going on simultaneously at multiple different courts, it’s impossible to witness all the action live. That makes it all the more important to be certain you’ve double-checked a scoreline before interviewing a player.
Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych lost Monday at Wimbledon — and in rough fashion too, a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 loss to No. 12 Gilles Simon — but one reporter created an awkward moment at the post-match press conference by questioning the Czech as though he had won the match.
BERDYCH: Does he know right? Or is he trying to make fun of me?
Q: No. Sorry, sorry.
It’s easy to understand why one would assume Berdych, a former finalist at Wimbledon who was favored in the match, would emerge victorious, but that’s a tough mistake to make at a time when a player is already frustrated.