No Kissing in This Booth

Maxime Hamou can French kiss his reputation goodbye following his controversial actions at the 2017 French Open.

The 21-year-old, ranked 287 in the world, had been problematic even before his first round tournament loss.  Between snubbing a reporter after a poorly articulated question and harassing an umpire mid-match, I think it’s safe to say that professionalism is not in Hamou’s vocabulary.

Still not convinced?  Watch this video of Hamou post-match, repeatedly attempting to kiss Eurosport reporter, Maly Thomas.

I’ve never felt so uncomfortable watching an interview and I can only imagine how Thomas felt.  I applaud her on her ability to maintain composure during such an unpleasant exchange, especially while her team chuckled from the luxury of the studio.

“If I hadn’t been live on air, I would have punched him,”  Thomas said in an interview; and I don’t blame her.

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