Originally Posted by joeb_uk
GWH, your the book of knowledge
Even I knew those two
This isn't quite the calibre of those incidents, but it was damn funny if oyu were sitting right there (even more amusing to come home and see what people who got the editted version of it had to say):
Lapentti vs Roddick in Toronto 2002. Roddick calls the trainer, I think, at 6-5 in the third, just before Nico is about to serve to stay in it. For cramping, I believe. Up until he was moving perfectly fine, so him calling the trainer was a bit of a surprise, but I wasn't skeptical of him... had no reason to be, really. It was a very good match, btw, and I wasn't really going for either player. Maybe a bit for Nico since he needed the win more, but either or would have been fine. Anyways, so Roddick comes back from the timeout moving all swell again, and Nico manages to take it to a third set tb. So Roddick serves up an ace on matchpoint, and they walk to the net. Nico stops and tells him that his serve was actually out, and that he really ought to start playing fair. Roddick starts to twitch (okay, not really, but you could tell he was pissy) and calls Nico a "poor sport" or something like that, and the two of them exchange words until the Officials come in to separate them.
They were escorted off court separately, where Nico later went off to the press about how Roddick "always does this" blah blah and how all the other players are onto him. I forget what Roddick said, but it wasn't bratty or I'd remember. Roddick was in such a tiff that he went off without signing for anybody.
I found them both equally repulsive and amusing that day. Oh, good times.