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Rock On: Pardon the French

Published: Tuesday, July 7 2015 5:53 a.m. MDT

Nicolas Mahut, of France, falls during his match with Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, in the finals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., Sunday, in 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Elise Amendola, AP) Nicolas Mahut, of France, falls during his match with Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, in the finals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., Sunday, in 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Elise Amendola, AP)

ATTENTION DEFICIT

Following Nicholas Mahut’s first-round loss in the French Open, a reporter began the press conference by saying, “Congratulations.”

“Congratulations?” Mahut said. “I lost.”

Reporter: “You lost? OK. So what happened out there?”

Mahut: “Are you serious? Did you watch the match?”

Reporter: “No, I didn’t. I was told that you won. I’m sorry.”

Mahut (awkward pause): “Questions in French, please.”

Rock On suggests the reporter skip any of Gregg Popovich’s playoff press conferences.

Nicolas Mahut, of France, returns to Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, during the finals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., in 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Elise Amendola, AP) Nicolas Mahut, of France, returns to Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, during the finals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., in 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Elise Amendola, AP)

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