Why did he withdraw from Hamburg, btw? Is he injured?
Gilles tends to struggle when he has easy opponents in first rounds of Grand Slams, like Reynolds or Hernandez, maybe Stepanek isn't so bad for him, he's dangerous (so he'll just have to play his best tennis right from the beginning, without thinking too much), but beatable for him on clay.
(C'est un peu de la méthode Coué, mais bon...)
la méthode seCoué ouais
HE SOOO has to be pushed to the limits, he has !! Many players have this tendency though... Now, with his game, my question is : can he go far in GSs? He drains the energy out of his opponents, ok, but after a couple of matches he himselfs begins to be exhausted. It's ok for minor tournaments.. I soo wish he could go second week this year though.