When did this 'tradition' start exactly?
I don't know about the pro's, but if someone stuck a mic in front of
me before a big match I would just turn a blind eye and walk right
If there ever was a time that a player needed to focus on the game at
hand, it would be just before the match started.
The very last thing in the world that a player needs is some goof-ball
TV interviewer to stick a mic in their face and ask them how they feel
and what their strategy will be today against their opponent!!!
As much as I dislike Serena in her personality department, I give
kudos to her for her handling of the TV interviewer who stuck a mic in
her face just before her A.O. final match on Saturday.
She basically said, "Yeah right , OK" or some such tripe, smiled, and
then walked away.
If all the other players did the same, maybe the interviewers would
get the message.
I mean how many times does the audience need to hear Nadal in a pre-
match interview say "I try my best, no?" ?