We criticize all the top guys for any mention of injuries after their losses. Some of these injuries are probably more serious and some are more a case of exaggeration. On the one hand, we can't take the player's words as the complete truth but on the other hand it seems wrong to bash every player every single time because undoubtedly at least some of these injuries are legit. So I pose the question - let's say a player is really injured. How would you want them to bring it up (if at all), in the wake of a loss. a) No mention of the injury at all, completely dismiss any connection between injury and loss. Dont talk about it even if brought up. b) No mention unless news reporters specifically ask about injury and then you can mention that it may have affected your serve/movement/fitness etc c) Bring up injury freely even without being asked if players genuinely feels that it significantly affected their performance Also what would the right time be for a player to mention an injury? Before a match looks like excuse making, after the match looks like a sore loser.