This guy did not win. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

A reporter started off Nicolas Mahut’s press conference at the French Open with a simple statement, “Congratulations.”

Only one problem – Mahut didn’t win.


The 40th-ranked Mahut, who lost 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4, to world No. 54 Mikhail Kukushkin, seemed to handle the mix-up rather deftly.

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