What do you mean when you say that the French only knows to criticize him for everything?
I live in France and i don't think he's criticized for everything...
In my perception, he has less haters in France than let's say Tsonga and Monfils (arrogant, clown etc...).
I already knew someone will come by and challenge what I say, cos every time I said something about the French they always do come to challenge me, never fails.
So sorry, I guess I put it wrong, I don't mean that that's all the French do. When I read those comments on French sites, half of them are criticisms about everything from his game, personality, residence, achievements or lack of it, his fragility, his injuries which to them are all excuses for the present loss or future losses...It's a lot of nitpicking and it seems no stones were left unturned when it comes to criticism.
I shouldn't have said "the French only knows", cos it did imply that's all they do. But it's not, other half of the comments are appreciations.
But really, I'm just very frustrated for how things turned out these days for Gilles. I wish I don't care so much, which I probably will soon shift my focus from tennis now that hockey is back
. But meanwhile, I'm ranting because I'm frustrated and sometimes when one is frustrated like me, one can only feel the negativity of everything.
But do feel free to correct me. I don't claim to know French and I read French by translator combined with the little knowledge that I gather from French 101. So I can only go by what I managed to gather and I could be totally wrong. He's french and there's hardly a french fan on this forum (well, Nat does come by once in a very long while nowadays)...The French are welcomed to come and tell me more about the true French perspective of things. Yes, if you can share with me what does the French think about Gilles in general, I'll appreciate it very much. Back in last year's USO when he was on TV playing R3 match against Fish with his bumped shoulder, the US commentators were saying how unpopular Gilles was that the French TV won't broadcast his matches. I think that's so untrue, but then, I don't really live in France, so what do I know.