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Greenout
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:02 AM
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?

kku
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:05 AM
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?!?

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:06 AM
never heard of this :confused:

Greenout
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:08 AM
For some reason Rios has been always
getting them.

kku
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:09 AM
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....

walee
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:11 AM
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

BasicTennis
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:15 AM
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.:devil:

maya
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:10 AM
http://www.frenchopen.org/fr_FR/news/photos/imagepages/c03f3e0e38dcda4300256d350033ece2.html

Andy was not there to recieve it ;) ...

BasicTennis
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:13 AM
http://www.frenchopen.org/fr_FR/news/photos/imagepages/c03f3e0e38dcda4300256d350033ece2.html

Andy was not there to recieve it ;) ...

the Parisian crowd should have received it on Andy's behalf. :angel:

Jordan.
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:31 AM
BasicTennis :rolleyes: :wavey:

BasicTennis
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:45 AM
BasicTennis :rolleyes: :wavey:
i know you'll agree. :rolleyes:

LittleTennisFan
Jun 1st, 2003, 12:04 PM
Lindsay won the 'Orange Award' one year and I remember Yevgeny Kafelnikov getting the 'lemon' award

brickhousesupporter
Jun 1st, 2003, 12:37 PM
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.

Fantastic
Jun 1st, 2003, 02:12 PM
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.

Lapin
Jun 1st, 2003, 02:26 PM
Thanks for the link Maya! :D Thought I'd post the pic here too! ;)

http://www.frenchopen.org/images/pics/large/bh_0528orangecitron.jpg

:D

selesfan
Jun 1st, 2003, 02:31 PM
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.

I think it was last year.

maya
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:27 PM
Why is the "oranges" trophy brown?!