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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

I love having a fresh draw to drool over!
The snow is so bad here I've been stuck at home for two days, there hasn't even been a snowplough past! So with any luck we'll have another foot of snow and I'll be able stay at home and watch!
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

He had a problem with his leg in Rotterdam in 2007. I've wondered about this withdrawal just a few days after Marseille, but somebody who was attending the match told me that his team actually wanted him to retire earlier in the match. But he was stubborn and kept on playing.
As for the Dubai match a few days later, I saw it and Kohli was quite terrible, Gilles didn't need to do much.
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

I'll just say Allez Gillou

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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Sounds like a good draw for Gilles all round. I'm looking forward to the tournament. Let's hope he does well
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

He plays in doubles too:
[1] Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic - Gilles Simon/Dmitry Tursunov
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

He's playing with Tursonov??? That's a strange pairing. Thought he might have played with Chardy or Monfils or even Tsonga. Still, good luck to him and I'm glad he's giving the doubles a go. It'll be a tough one though!
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Jérémy isn't playing Rotterdam, his ranking isn't good enough.
Gilles used to play with the entire ATP tour in doubles when I started following him (Gabashvili, Allegro, Montanes, Hrbaty, Russel, Navarro, Zverev...), the continuous teaming up with other Frenchies like Jo, Gaël, Jim etc. is quite new.
Some Frenchies really seem to play (and even practice) only with other Frenchies, but not Gilles.
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Gilles and Dima pairing should be interesting,I wouldn't mind seeing them playing together I've watched Dima play doubles a lot,he won't change anything,I know Gilles will experiment at least. Such a shame they've drawn Nestor and Zimonjic,but its all experience. Best of luck guys,try and enjoy it,have fun,make it last

Dima actually won the doubles in Rotterdam last year with Berdych(I thought that was an unlikely pairing too but somehow they gelled the whole week. I remember that because it was when I first started posting here on MTF(having lurked for 3 months)

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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

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He plays in doubles too:
[1] Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic - Gilles Simon/Dmitry Tursunov
Is it odd that the first thing this makes me think is "Where's Ted?"
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

I didn't realise that Fran. Something new for me to add to my information about Gilles. I'm only a new Simontard so I'm learning all the time. Thanks for that
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

his doubles draw sux!
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Is it odd that the first thing this makes me think is "Where's Ted?"
I think he's been put off by all the "exciting" talk from the Aussie Open.
I know this doesn't count for much but Radio Scotland said Andy's match will be on Tuesday night and Gilles is in the same half of the draw so I'm assuming his will be on Tuesday too
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

That's only for Slams, they don't schedule one half of the draw on one day and the other half the next day in smaller events. But since Gilles will arrive in Rotterdam today only, I don't think he will play tomorrow already.

(As for Ted, he had stopped posting here before the AO already, don't worry about having possibly chased him away with the talk in the pics thread.)
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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Oh you were right, Eimear, it is surprising, he's been playing only with Frenchies lately. It just reminded me of the odd pairings (which I liked), that's why I said that.

I hadn't realized Dima is so good in doubles, Di, I just looked up his record in doubles, semi-final at the French Open too! He and Gilles are clearly not in the same league then.
Since I don't follow the doubles tour, I only see him play doubles in Davis Cup and they sometimes look a bit "awkward", but his results on the tour are more than decent.

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Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

It'll be good for Gilles to play more doubles. Hopefully it'll help his net game in the singles and the more doubles he plays the better he'll get. Has anyone heard anything about live streaming? I've been googling it trying to find it. If he's only going to Rotterdam today I doubt he'll be playing tomorrow. It'll be good to see Gilles back in action. I'm looking forward to it
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