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well Tomic next........
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Re: 2010 Australian season - he won’t stop, he’s in Oz!

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs...rticle1429066/

Far and away the least competitive and shamelessly showbiz event is taking place in Adelaide, Australia. To replace its former ATP event, Adelaide organizers have put together an expo featuring current and former players and grandly named it the “World Tennis Challenge.” Any suggestion that serious competition would prevail has been discredited by promotional TV commercials running incessantly in Australia showing John McEnroe in his legendary “You cannot be serious” tantrum at Wimbledon, as well as in another incident when he swung his racquet and smashed a courtside camera in typical McEnroe fit of pique.

Along with fellow-veterans Mats Wilander, Pat Cash and Henri Leconte, the irascible McEnroe can be counted on to provide lots of histrionics when he plays.

But the current players are also not above playing to the crowd. During the Radek Stepanek – Gilles Simon match on Tuesday, they deliberately lobbed over each other to set up their opponent for showboat, between-the-legs shots. And once, when Stepanek was at the net, instead of hitting a volley with his racquet, he did so with his head – soccer style.


So this is really just for fun .
But regardless, his form is really worrisome. Had only about a week back to the practice court before this week and this week is going by without any seriousness to get himself into any sort of form. Gilles, you are a brave soul to go to AO just like that.
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Gilles, you are a brave soul to go to AO just like that.
no he's an idiot

but I'm also immensely happy that he's enjoying himself down there
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no he's an idiot
That, we know.

Idiocy and bravery go hand in hand, you have to be thick enough to try the unthinkable .


On a serious note, I still think he will try to play next week. He probably thinks he has nothing to lose, pointwise, that 360 pts are lost anyway if he doesn't play. He's already in Oz, he sees no danger of causing himself more pain (that's debatable but he probably thinks so anyway). The only thing to lose is his reputation, losing in the early round will make the naysayers very happy . So in a sense, that's kind of brave, putting his reputation on the line. Or maybe I'm just trying to put a positive spin on thing, cos focus on the positive then I don't have to watch his first match next week in complete horror . And influence by Gilles, I am not making any sense anymore .


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On second thought, pull out, man, you're pissing me .

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That, we know.


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so true

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On second thought, pull out, man, you're pissing me .
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Tomic def. Simon 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), (10-6)
http://www.worldtennischallenge.com/index.html

great fight Gillou

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Re: 2010 Australian season - he won’t stop, he’s in Oz!

Gosh this is painful Sum1 reli needs to get sum sense into his head Becuz its obvious he is in no great form at all to play

Regardless he is known to be so stubborn (lets jus hope its for the best )

Anyway great thread guys
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Re: 2010 Australian season - he won’t stop, he’s in Oz!

He's on court,at least. Thats all I got to say

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Re: 2010 Australian season - he won’t stop, he’s in Oz!

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Thanks for the news, are you in Adelaide? Or did you have TV coverage?
No, I'm in Melbourne. They covered it on Fox Sports.

Gilles lost to Tomic today. The first set was a nightmare. 6-0. It was pretty much unforced errors left, right and center. But it didn't look like he was taking it too seriously. Maybe that's why. But the commentators were really annoying. They kept praising Tomic for being able to smash a top 15 guy and one of them (I think it was Wally Masur) was like "Gilles is not puting in the hard work. He's not even breaking a sweat." and something along the line of how these top 20 players shouldn't think that they can play lightly against upcoming young players like Tomic. So I muted the TV.

In the first game of the second set, Gilles got annoyed by the bad line calls. There were a lot of shots that looked like clean winners but were called out. And the chair umpire was just going along with the linesmen. So Gilles did this underarm serve trying to mock the umpire and the linesmen. And he didn't even chase it when Tomic hit the ball back. So he got broken eventually. But I think the fustration was good for him because he started attacking more and he broke back straight away. It went on to a tie-break which Gilles won 7-4. And Gilles lost 10-6 in the super tiebreak.

Henri Leconte came in and sat at Gilles's player seat for pretty much the whole match. So every changeover, Gilles talked talked talked and he smiled a lot. And at some point in the tie break, Tomic's serve was called fault. But Gilles said it was in and gave him the point.

Oh! And they showed this really short interview before the match where they asked Gilles a couple of questions. They asked if he could be a car, what would it be? And he said Aston Martin. And they asked if he could bring three people, dead or living, to dinner, who would they be? And he thought about it for a while and he said "My wife." And his friends. There were some other questions but I can't remember them for some reason. So sorry! But as you know Gilles, he pretty much answered "Yes" or "No" to all of them. He didn't play in the doubles match. Henri played with Bahrami instead. And he was MIA in the award ceremony too. Everyone else was there. I wonder why.

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=999864

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MARAT SAFIN. GILLES SIMON. ANDY MURRAY.
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Re: 2010 Australian season - he won’t stop, he’s in Oz!

Thanks for the report Sounds like he's having a lot of fun anyways. Wife? , have we missed something?

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No, I'm in Melbourne. They covered it on Fox Sports.
thanx for the great report

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Oh! And they showed this really short interview before the match where they asked Gilles a couple of questions. They asked if he could be a car, what would it be? And he said Aston Martin. And they asked if he could bring three people, dead or living, to dinner, who would they be? And he thought about it for a while and he said "My wife." And his friends.

so he finally ask the question.........'would you...........' or that's just a joke
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"I'm trying to reach 100 per cent for the Australian Open but it is not always easy, especially at the beginning of the match," Simon said.
AO.........after this fiasco in Adelaide Gillou are you freaking mad mate

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"Maybe I have to prepare one set before the match to be ready but at the beginning it's hard, I hope they don't make me run right-left-right-left, I'm not confident, so it is hard then but after that, far better."

WTF...........
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Re: 2010 Australian season - he won’t stop, he’s in Oz!

I hope he was just fooling around. If he's in bad shape, I wish he had just skipped the Australian season.


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And they asked if he could bring three people, dead or living, to dinner, who would they be? And he thought about it for a while and he said "My wife."
btw, the rumour quickly spread over the net......'i was watching the world tennis challenge, and he mentioned he was married'

http://www.talk-sports.net/atp/girlf...x/Gilles_Simon
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I hope he was just fooling around. If he's in bad shape, I wish he had just skipped the Australian season.
yeah same here........but he's so stubborn some times
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