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post #224 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2007, 07:30 PM
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Re: Articles & Interviews

Originally Posted by Truc View Post
It's about the public poll for the Prix Orange/Prix Citron, it's a tradition in Roland-Garros, here's the website:
Fed got the "Prix Orange" (most fair-play, etc.) and Paulo got the "Prix Citron" which used to be for the most unfriendly player (it was a vote of the journalists at the time, they gave it to players like Rios, Kafelnikov, Hewitt, Nalbandian...) and now it means a player with character, with a strong personality.
But which ever definition you take, I don't get why Paulo got it. He shouldn't have been in the list to begin with. I don't remember who the other contenders were (except Djoko because I voted for him), but Paulo was about the least "Prix Citron" of the list.

They asked some players and coaches last time - Santoro, Serra, Barbarin, Haehnel, Wino, etc. - and they all said Fed for the Prix Orange and Nadal, Djoko, Hewitt, Jankovic... for the Prix Citron.
Thanks for the info, it puts me at ease !!! I didn't know there is a new prix citron.

But I still don't understand why Paulo got it. I like him very much but I don't find him charismatic. I mean, he doesn't have a strong personnality, at the contrary, he's very shy, not talkative.

C'est l'un des derniers joueurs à qui j'aurais remis ce prix ! lol

"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".

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