Plash Ricrem exploded at reporters who questioned his intensity following his straight set defeat by Flexmaster in the French Open 1st Round. When a reporter wondered aloud if Ricrem (who, like Flexmaster, is a member of the Oregon track team) threw the match, Ricrem grabbed a nearby French baguette and began to beat the man senselessly about the head, with it. He was restrained by security guards and took a few minutes to compose himself. "Look, Flex is a good guy and I wish him all the best this tourney, but there's no way I'd ever throw a match, particularly a major." Ricrem then went on to blame his poor performance on his accommodations, "It was some crazy 70's style bed and breakfast. The pillows were extra firm, and then I got woken up at 3 am by some French call girls. I'm pretty sure Flex may have sent them. I told them to leave, but they were quite persistent, so we stayed up and talked until the dawn about the meaning of life and burden of being a multisport athlete/ coach. The next thing I know, its 30 minutes before the match and I have to hail a cab to the stadium."
Yet Ricrem seemed confident that a turnaround is in his future (even if he may be fined by the ATP), "I think things are going to turn around. I'm currently in the midst of a solid first set of a Davis Cup semis, and things can't get much worse, right?"