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Who won the sour lemon award at RG?

I was just wondering. Every year at RG the local press
give out a sour lemon award to the most difficult/rude/
obnoxious player, who won this year?
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I was just wondering. Every year at RG the local press
give out a sour lemon award to the most difficult/rude/
obnoxious player, who won this year?
I have no idea, sorry. The awards are just callous and rather pointless. What gives those media mongrels the right to judge who's sour or not?!?
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never heard of this
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For some reason Rios has been always
getting them.
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For some reason Rios has been always
getting them.
That particular remark he made about Women's tennis at last year's AO comes to mind....
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The present is orange for Amelie - but not for Andy

Andy Roddick, the US sixth seed who failed to live up to his reputation with his first-round French Open loss to Armenian Sargis Sargsian, had the consolation of being awarded the 'lemon prize' for his 'strong character' and engaging personality.

The prize used to be handed to the player having the worst relations with the media - with Chilean Marcelo Rios a serial winner on that score.

The orange prize, for the player enjoying the most cordial relations with reporters, went to home favourite Amelie Mauresmo.

Rafael Nadal, Spain's 16-year-old star in the making but absent from Paris through injury, was deemed revelation of the year.

29 May, 2003. AFP
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obviously, the Parisian crowd should be given this award. They deserve this and I believe they'll be unbeatable 'coz this is already their nature.

"When I was four years old, we moved from England to USA, when my mother found out that I won't be KING!" -- Bob Hope--

Madame Oracene Williams could certainly teach the French & Belgian crowds on how to upgrade their respective primitive behaviours during a tennis match.
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http://www.frenchopen.org/fr_FR/news...50033ece2.html

Andy was not there to recieve it ...
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Andy was not there to recieve it ...
the Parisian crowd should have received it on Andy's behalf.

"When I was four years old, we moved from England to USA, when my mother found out that I won't be KING!" -- Bob Hope--

Madame Oracene Williams could certainly teach the French & Belgian crowds on how to upgrade their respective primitive behaviours during a tennis match.
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i know you'll agree.

"When I was four years old, we moved from England to USA, when my mother found out that I won't be KING!" -- Bob Hope--

Madame Oracene Williams could certainly teach the French & Belgian crowds on how to upgrade their respective primitive behaviours during a tennis match.
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Lindsay won the 'Orange Award' one year and I remember Yevgeny Kafelnikov getting the 'lemon' award

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Didn't lleyton get this award one year and he did not know what it was about? One reporter said put it this way rios always wins these.

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Journalists should get the Lemon Award every year for the rude and sometimes stupid questions they ask players. The question is usually more offensive and malicious than the answer. It's not what they ask, but what answers they expect when they ask them.
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Thanks for the link Maya! Thought I'd post the pic here too!



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