VIDEO: Watch Novak Djokovic's Hilarious Exchange With Ubitennis Journalist - UBITENNIS
Connect with us

Media

VIDEO: Watch Novak Djokovic’s Hilarious Exchange With Ubitennis Journalist

The newly crowned Australian Open champion gave a press conference that journalist Ubaldo Scanagatta will never forget.

Published

on

Novak Djokovic (photo by chryslène caillaud, copyright @Sport Vision)

After becoming the first man in history to win a seventh Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic had reporters in hysterics during his post-match press conference.

 

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta asked the world No.1 if he was surprised that Rafael Nadal was unable to trouble him on his serve throughout the first set. However, five words into Scanagatta’s question, Djokovic interrupted by saying ‘not too bad‘ in an Italian accent. Poking fun at his strong Italian accent, which prompted an eruption of laughter within the media room. Including the director of Ubitennis himself.

https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1089507823548010502

It is not the first time Scanagatta has been involved in a hilarious encounter at this year’s Australian Open. Shortly after Nadal’s first round win over James Duckworth, he was caught having a snooze during the press conference of the world No.2. Prompting a hilarious exchange between the two.

“I had slept only three hours the night before and it had already been a very stressful day – Ubaldo said after the curious “incident” – so I dozed off a little. I was sitting next to Benito Barbadillo, Nadal’s agent, someone Rafa looks at very frequently during press conferences”.

Scanagatta is one of the most well-known journalists in the world of tennis. In a career that has spanned over decades, he has reported live from over 150 Grand Slams, 7 Olympic Games, 4 America’s Cup and the Swimming World Championships!

It is certainly never dull when the Italian journalist is present at tournaments!

ATP

Ubaldo Strikes Again And This Time John McEnroe Is Involved!

Another tournament, another memorable moment for the formidable Italian journalist.

Published

on

It has become a regular occurrence when Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta has the media room in hysterics and the Laver Cup was no exception.

 

The veteran Italian journalist latest encounter involved former world No.1 John McEnroe, who was the captain of team world. Following the conclusion of the three-day event in Geneva, Scanagatta kicked off team world’s press conference. Asking McEnroe if he would have changed anything and if the loss was a nightmare scenario for him. However, Scanagatta is renowned for his lengthy questions. A lot of which generate insightful responses from players on the tour.

“I’d like to know from John McEnroe what would he have changed if he could change something today? Because he didn’t expect probably that Fritz would beat Thiem, but he did. So you weren’t happy of what happened. Can you tell us about that? And also, Federer is talking about a dream weekend. Are you talking about a nightmare?” He asked.

Whilst the question was well meaning, McEnroe didn’t hold back in a humorous exchange. Branding it as a ‘skittish.’ A term used to describe something as either unpredictable or frivolous.

“Why do I even have to answer? I mean, Jesus Christ. That’s a skittlish question.” McEnroe responded.
“Is that good enough? What was the question, Ubaldo? I forgot. I’m not sure I care at this point.” He added.

The friendship between McEnroe and Scanagatta has a long history. The two go way back to the days when the Italian use to take the former tennis player around Florence on his motorbike when the American was looking for a present for his first wife Tatum O’Neal. Scanagatta also had the opportunity to hit with McEnroe at the Club Italia in Forte dei Marmi in the past.

Scanagatta made headlines around the world earlier this year when Rafael Nadal caught him sleeping during his press conference. At the same tournament, Novak Djokovic then gave his own impression of the journalist after winning the title.

https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1089507823548010502

At Wimbledon Scanagatta wrote an article predicting the Matteo Berrettini wouldn’t lose ‘6-1, 6-2, 6-2’ to Roger Federer. Ironically he did lose with that exact score. When Federer found out, he wasn’t going to let that go.

“If you should change your job or not, is that question? Think about it.” The Swiss player said to the Ubitennis chief during an exchange.

It is safe to say that there is never a dull moment when Scanagatta is around. The 70-year-old has now worked at 154 grand slam tournaments so far in his career.

Continue Reading

Media

(VIDEO) Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev Guide Europe To Laver Cup Glory

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta reflects on Europe’s triumph in the team competition.

Published

on

Roger Federer - Laver Cup 2019 (foto via Twitter, @rogerfederer)

Another edition of the Laver Cup has been decided in the final match. Alexander Zverev ousted Milos Raonic after Roger Federer’s victory over John Isner. The victory extends Europe’s unbeaten record to three consecutive years. In 2020 the event returns to America and will be hosted in Boston.

 

Continue Reading

Media

(VIDEO) Roger Federer Edges Kyrgios To Continue European Charge At Laver Cup

UBI Tennis Founder Ubaldo Scanagatta and Canadian Tennis journalist John Horn discuss Roger Federer’s win over Nick Kyrgios at the Laver Cup.

Published

on

Roger Federer (@LaverCup - Twitter)

Roger Federer edged Nick Kyrgios on Saturday at the Laver Cup as Team Europe look for a third title. 

 

In a thrilling contest Roger Federer edged Nick Kyrgios 6-7(5) 7-5 10-7 to extend Team Europe’s lead and put them closer to a third consecutive title.

This was after John Isner’s win at the start of the day to put Team World level with Team Europe for the first time in Laver Cup history after beating Alexander Zverev.

UBI Tennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta and Canadian tennis analyst John Horn discuss Roger Federer’s win and Team Europe’s chances of retaining the Laver Cup.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending