After 3 long months of dark days, Gilles has come through for us and given us happy days once again!!! So happy that Gilles keeps the title a year for the past seven years straight alive! Not to mention that he won against France's golden boy Tsonga who so often overshadows him in the tennis media's eyes regardless of what he does or accomplishes. In the FFT's eyes especially.
Also his first ever win on a hard court against Jo Willie. The 5 wins that Jo had over him in their 5-2 H2H in favor of Jo all came on a hard court with Gilles' 2 lone wins coming on clay...until today that is of course.
Gilles really does come through in finals. It's just getting there that can be the problem. He has a solid finals record. That means he's actually not intimidated by the moment. In fact, it seems 1st round matches are far more difficult for him than a finals match is.
But I've been saying it all week you guys. Look out! Top 6 Gilles is back
. At least he was for this tournament this week. I hope he can sustain it for the rest of the year. Congrats Gilles!
And if anyone knows where to see a replay please let me know. I would love to see the match again.