I became a fan in Marseille 2007 (I had never seen him play before) and I'm pissed I missed that epic AO 2006! I know Forget called him "a genious" after that match, which made Gilles laugh in an interview when he was asked about it (he answers something like "nice from him, but I'm not so sure, it must be the first time he was watching me play!"), so I'm very curious to know why the hell Forget called Gillou a "genious".
(I put bits of the French interviews of the AO 2006 here: http://gilles-simon.over-blog.com/article-18005307.html - it's fun to read now a few years later, he's also asked to describe his game, etc. - I can translate it later if anybody is interested.)
Is my translation right? - that he says he has good timing in striking the ball that's why he can get so much force on the ball without expanding too much energy.
Thanks for all the
pics especially the one with Serra and Gicquel?? and Toppu
your pics are fantastic. Thanks for reposting them.