NOTE TO MARDY FISH: Calling Umpire Carlos Bernardes "Dumbass" Doesn't Make Your Dumbass Remark Okay!!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Mardy Fish, USA post-match interview after being knocked out by Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.
|Umpire Carlos Bernardes, Brazil|
During the 2011 U.S. Open day 8 Labor Day match against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga., Mardy Fish took it upon himself to be overheard saying, "I don't speak French dumbass" to whom I thought at the time was Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (still think so).
However, since then, during his post-match interview after being knocked out, U.S. No. 1 Mardy Fish clarified that he was not talking to his opponent Tsonga, but to the umpire, who happened to be Carlos Bernardes of Brazil.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France and Mardy Fish, USA in fifth-set exchange about noises from the crowd
Fish went on to say with a smile and a smirk "I probably shouldn't have said that," as opposed to, I apologize for my dumb ass personal attack Mr. Bernardes.
You know Fish, you're a pretty well perceived guy, I know that I've always liked you and the person you "appear" to be, so since I saw you scratching your groin for half of the match, I'm going to chalk this foolishness up to jock itch and let it ride.
Mindsets about you can be reversed you know - watching and listening Mr. Fish, behave.