For a highly rated tennis player and the number six seed to get knocked out of Wimbledon in the round of the last sixteen, is not a major surprise in any year.
However, I doubt that the player in question would be over the moon with his exit, and probably not very happy when he has to do a post-match interview following his defeat.
Journo Faux Pas
The player in question, Tomas Berdych, was probably even more annoyed when a journalist at the post-match interview asked him how he was feeling going into the quarter-finals, which you can see here via the BBC.
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Obviously the journalist is not a tennis fan because he could not have seen the last sixteen match between Berdych and the Frenchman Gilles Simon. Simon, the number twelve seed demolished Berdych in three straight sets, winning 6-3,6-3,6-2, to send the Czech player tumbling out of the tournament.
For a journalist to go into a post-match interview unaware of the result, and to make such a foolof himself is unforgivable.
It was patently obvious that Berdych was not happy and he honestly thought that the journalist was trying to make fun of him.
The journalist can probably consider himself quite lucky that Berdych did not fly off the handle and have a go at him, as there is no doubt that there are quite a few tennis players past and present who would not have thought twice before resorting to some sort of abuse.
A lesson to all of us who would like to be in the sports journalism business, make sure of your facts before opening your mouth.
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