Originally Posted by GilleSimonAddict
Exactly. News-Tennis83 is certainly entitled to his opinion, but I just absolutely cannot agree with the notion that Gilles has not over-achieved in his career. Nobody expected this lanky kid with chicken legs from a non-athletic family to ever beat the likes of Federer (twice), Djokovic, and Nadal (in Madrid no less) ever let alone all in the same year. The only other player to do that was Andy Murray who's now top 4 himself and part of that click. Not to mention get as high as 6 in the world with no weapons or a serve that would win him easy points and get him out of trouble regularly. Pretty impressive for a kid from Nice that was told he'd never make it far in the sport and pretty descriptive of an over-achiever. And hopefully, he's got a few more tricks up his sleeve before he calls it quits.
You can't say he has "no weapons", he doesn't have huge weapons for sure but he has weapons when he's confident, i mean he can hit a hard flat ball and surprise opponents with down the line shots, can change the direction of the ball easily, can hit with depth and sharp angles as well...
In 2008 Vs Nadal for example: