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Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

Awesome fightback from Brian the third and fourth sets. But Gilles is simply too solid and too professional. Great fifth set from Simon to recover after a bad two collapse.
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Perhaps was too much to ask in the end, but still what a great Roland Garros for Baker.
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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

Brian would have won this if it wasn't for his Nice mileage behind him.

Great week and a bit for him though

Some of the Frenchies were applauding and cheering his shots, not normal when you're playing a home player.

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Pathetic last set after two great sets.

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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

Baker - nice to watch, Simon - typical.

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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

Brian didn't look like he had anything left in the 5th set.
Hope Wawrinka saves tennis in the next round.
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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

Bad result for tennis, but that goes without saying.

Still good to see Baker making strides, if he keeps healthy he'll be eating pushers like Simug for breakfast in no time

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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

Great fight from Brian. Match turned back in Simon's favour after he recovered from 15-30 in his opening service game in the fifth.

Hope to see much more of Baker come the American HCs. He should break the top 100 soon.
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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

an interesting point was raised in the live score

simon and ferrer play similar tennis and yet while one is loved on here the other is one of the most hated

good recovery gillou, honestly thought it was lost after he got crushed in the 4th set
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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

Baker did all that he could, still Simon was too good for him. Hope Gilles makes it into the quarters, both Wawrinka and Tsonga are beatable.

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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

What a run for Baker. Too bad his tank was entirely empty come the 5th set.
Still, amazing run & great player to watch.

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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

Brian showed everything he should have as far as I'm concerned. Started very hesitatingly but slowly came into the game. Once he started playing freely it showed very much on court even against the #11 seed. Then the mental fall in the 5th was expected and the UEs started flowing but still, a great performance. Give this man a couple of months to rack up some experience and he WILL be a force to reckon.

As for Simon, he played without a mistake in the 5th and that's really the best he has to offer. A top 20 mug if there ever was one.
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Re: Roland Garros R2: [11] Simon def. Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0

Great, now Simug has a bye to an easy RG QF . Fuck tennis.

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