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Grass Season 2008

Grass Season Tournaments:

Nottingham (Slazenger Open) (June 16 -22)
http://www.lta.org.uk/Watch/Individu...ttingham-Open/

Wimbledon (June 23 - July 6)
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/index.html

Gilles made it to the second round of both events last year. Let's hope he does better or as good this year.

Some pics that Truc posted last year:
Gilles Simon's Chat Thread #1

Allez Gilles.

The draw for Nottingham:

(1) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v ISNER, John USA
QUALIFIER/LL v (WC) SLABINSKY, Alexander GBR
BOLELLI, Simone ITA v BENNETEAU, Julien FRA
GUCCIONE, Chris AUS v (8) MONFILS, Gael FRA

(4) KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO v BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
QUALIFIER/LL v QUERREY, Sam USA
SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG v LLODRA, Michael FRA
SELA, Dudi ISR v (7) SEPPI, Andreas ITA

(5) SIMON, Gilles FRA v YOUNG, Donald USA
(WC) BAKER, Jamie GBR v QUALIFIER/LL [QUALIFIER/LL replaces SODERLING, Robin SWE]
REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
DANIEL, Marcos BRA v (3) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

(6) TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v LU, Yen-Hsun TPE
QUALIFIER/LL v JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE
QUALIFIER/LL v (WC) WARD, James GBR
CILIC, Marin CRO v (2) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA

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Re: Grass Season 2008

allez Gilles


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the first two rounds should be easy...c'mon Poussin
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Re: Grass Season 2008

Young won Wimbledon last year in the junior championship but never wins ATP matches so Gilles must win this one.

Allez Simon, you rock
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Young won Wimbledon last year in the junior championship but never wins ATP matches so Gilles must win this one.
I agree
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Good luck

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Young does win matches at ATP level now, otherwise he wouldn't have played against Nadal in the 3rd round of IW! He beat Lalo there, he definitely isn't a bye anymore.
But it's still a good draw for Gilles.
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My "dream team" in doubles today:
Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP)/Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs Gael MONFILS (FRA)/Gilles SIMON (FRA)
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the first two rounds should be easy...c'mon Poussin
Yes, but then Mahut... I mean... Grassy Mahut
Mahut is like a top 30/20 on grass...
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I hadn't realized it was already over, I thought for a few seconds one of them had retired when I couldn't see his match on the scoreboard anymore!
6-1 6-4 in not even 50 minutes, nice win there.

Probably Groth next, I don't know him at all, is he one of these annoying Australian big servers?
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expected!
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WTH, GM is full of threads about this Groth guy out of the blue. That's perfect, I have the answer to my question. 20 aces, "pure serve & volley every single point", potential Nottingham winner... Gilles will clearly be the underdog in the next round.
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Well done Gilles.

I'm surprised he got the win so quickly.

Allez for the second round.

Samuel Groth's win today over Jamie Baker was his first ever ATP win!
Hopefully Gilles' experience will give him the advantage when they meet.

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Very nice win for Gilles.


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I hadn't realized it was already over, I thought for a few seconds one of them had retired when I couldn't see his match on the scoreboard anymore!
6-1 6-4 in not even 50 minutes, nice win there.

Probably Groth next, I don't know him at all, is he one of these annoying Australian big servers?
Is there a way to follow Nottingham at all ?
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