Very disappointing display from Gilles. I don't know what else to say really.
I mean let's be honest here. No conviction in his shots. No confidence whatsoever. Pushing almost every shot during the rally. No gameplan or change up/adjustment to Gran's picking up of his game. He just looks lost out there. No direction at all.
At this point, I fear for Gilles Simon's future as a top 20, hell, even a top 30 player at this point if he doesn't right the ship and get his head on straight. It feels pretty hopeless right now. The list of players who we don't want Gilles to have to face keeps growing because he can't beat them anymore. He used to only struggle against the very best.
But anyway, I don't see how he can't beat Granollers in terms of match up. Maybe the HtoH edge has some bearing in his mind, but he has plenty of chance to even the breaks in the 3rd. It's just another loss typical of this year's disappointing performance.
I don't expect nothing from Bercy, he never plays well there, a rather fast court, which is okay, I can't wait for the season to end so I can look forward for a new beginning next year. As far as I'm concerned, this year is very disappointment, the faster it's over the better.
I agree with you, but i'm not so sure that next year will be any better unfortunately. I think his best days are behind him and he's peaked unfortunately. I kept telling myself that that wasn't the case and that he had top 10 and definitely top 15 level ability still left in him, but I think it's become pretty obvious that that isn't the case anymore. I guess I just have to come to terms with that and admit it to myself now. He just doesn't have that fire and belief and no sense of fear that he had in 2008/2009. I'll keep hoping for a turnaround, but as it stands right now, it feels pretty matter of fact.