An escape for Gilles here. Definitely not a great match from his perspective and his serve bailed him out often, but the difference in this match was fitness, and missed opportunities for Sijsling. 5/19 on BPs for Sijsling. Igor wore down in the fifth set and simply couldn't maintain his level or get into as many return games the end of the match, but overall he was the better player.
Gilles served his best in the match the final set and a half and that, more than anything, got him through. Alternated some great returns, volleys and baseline shots with horrendous errors all over the court, but a win is a win.
nadal is the worst player ever he was 2 points away from winning he should retire he is ugly and i am going to sleep bye rafael nash!t i hate ur existence
Lucas Pouille - Gilles Simon - Janko Tipsarevic - Stanislas Wawrinka
Brian Baker - Roger Federer - Daniel Evans - Alexandr Dolgopolov - Gilles Simon Richard Berankis - Ernests Gulbis - Mikhail Youzhny - Nicolas Mahut - James Blake - Fabio Fognini - Marcos Baghdatis - Paul-Henri Mathieu - Tommy Robredo - Danai Udomchoke
Arnaud Clement - Xavier Malisse - Fabrice Santoro - Marat Safin - Nicolas Lapentti - Sebastian Grosjean - Andy Roddick - Lleyton Hewitt
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.
Watched just the last set, I don´t think it was that horrible...Sijsling, who had a lot of supporters there, played some nice S&V He took a MTO at 5-4 in third because of right arm, hopefully nothing serious, but it doesn´t look it limited him a lot.