Reporter congratulates tennis player for win -- problem is, he lost
Of course, when the compliment is "congratulations" for winning a tennis match that you actually lost, perhaps a negative response is expected and validated.
Sunday at the French Open, after losing his first round match, France's Nicolas Mahut was congratulated by a reporter for his victory.
Upon informing the reporter that he actually lost the match, Mahut went on to ask him if he'd watched the match.
Sure enough, he hadn't.