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10 Jul 19 08:09
Date Joined: 05 Oct 11
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She has done well to get her career back on track but her talent at the top table is still limited. That's why she lost yesterday. It certainly wasn't the fault of someone asking what wasn't a difficult question to answer in polite manner. She has thrown away a really good opportunity but did she really need to compound the situation by making a fool of herself afterwards?
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Report Platini July 10, 2019 9:44 AM BST
she was super salty, as NK would say Laugh
Report lurka July 11, 2019 12:30 AM BST
They always attack the messenger and ignore the message when they're asked uncomfortable questions. Here she attacked the reporter's tennis knowledge and experience of playing at a high level. It is a legitimate question especially after what happened at the French Open too. It is irrelevant if the reporter hasn't played on Centre Court, he is a journalist not a tennis player. The BBC were sticking up for her Claire Balding having a go at the reporter for doing his job.

I remember John Terry reacted in a similar way when Robbie Savage criticised him on BT Sport, said something about the number of medals he'd won when asked to respond to it. They don't attack the message because they know the person is right and they can't explain why he is wrong, so they go for the messenger.
Report darren_discombobulates_sports July 11, 2019 9:34 AM BST
Sue Barker and Andrew Castle definitely wasn't sticking up for her, both said Konta shouldn't bite and has a history of it with the the French and how the journalist were doing their job, Castle said she should respect the fact they they need the media to promote the sport etc, which I thought was real biasm from both of them as they works in the media and would say that.

Any one that watches these press conferences on a regualar basis over the years will tell you just how daft and deliberately provocative some of these questions are from the journalist and are designed to get them to bite, they seem to dislike Novak especially in comparison to the other big two.

Konta didn't lose because of pressure, she's been to 3 slam semi's before so not like she was trying to push through a glass ceiling here, not only that but in the previous two matches on centre court she beat much higher calibre players than Strycova, who's game style/tactics of mixing up play a lot worked, Konta's doesn't really have the best footwork.
Report lovegod July 11, 2019 10:23 AM BST
They wouldn't question the reporters knowledge and experience if the were getting praised and lauded.
Report Platini July 11, 2019 11:39 AM BST
Chrissie Evert called it right after the match, said she choked. Johnny Mac nodded in agreement but was biting his tongue. Barker tried to change the subject.Laugh
Report lovegod July 11, 2019 12:11 PM BST
Yeah but what experience has Evert got of Wimbledon and winning grand slams.......oh hold on.
Report darren_discombobulates_sports July 11, 2019 1:07 PM BST
Evert lost 73 finals in her career, including 16 grand slam finals Shocked
Report Fire-and-Ice July 11, 2019 4:00 PM BST
There's not much pressure to beat a player you are not favourite against. You can 'go for it'
The pressure comes with expectation and Konta seems to buckle then.
Evert said she choked at the French and at Wimbledon.
She has no bias so I would listen to her more than some jingoistic nincompoop.
Report Injera July 11, 2019 5:50 PM BST
Journos have a job of getting a quote or a reaction or both. Players get media training and should know how to deal with it.

He did that and deserves a pay rise. Konta fell for it like a trout after a fly.

Konta got £294k for losing in the qtrs. A staggering amount of some grace luv..
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