Right after losing the Miami Open title to Roger Federer in straight sets Sunday, Rafael Nadal was asked how he felt about his “win.”
REPORTER: Hi, another congratulations on your win, and I would like to know, how do you feel after the game and if you’re ready to give it another try.
NADAL: I lost, by the way.
REPORTER: Yeah, I know, but it’s a win anyway.
Nadal responded politely, even though the reporter doubled down on the error, but the way he broke eye contact and shook his head was still satisfying.
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