And I hate to admit, I love watching him playing injured, he's far more creative when he's hurt .
But I hate that he's hurt again, really really sucks. I don't think he can win this one, Benny is far too good today.
Well on a positive note, our commentator is the first nice and funny one this tournament.
I really don't know what else to say, I want Benny to win and Gilles not to lose. Can't they plant a bomb somewhere like during that final years ago? Give Delpo a partner and make it a doubles.
Some promising signs in this match but then of course, the unfortunate injury. I don't think it's too serious though so I think he'll play next week with no problems, just looked like a slight muscle pull to me. Anyway, good to get 180 points this week.
Well. I don't know how I really feel about this week. On the one hand, Gilles made it to the semifinals of a 500 tier event. But I know it's only because his draw opened up and became super easy. The moment he had to face a tough player, in this case Julien, he lost so I imagine if the draw had held up, he might have lost to Granollers or definitely Tsonga in the quarters, so it's a bit misleading to feel good about this week.
He's definitely still struggling mentally and the increasing physical problems that end up happening during the tournaments is growing increasingly frustrating. I really think Gilles is at a crossroads right now and he's either going to right the ship and maintain or even get back close to the top 10 (i.e 11 or 12) or he's going to start going south. I hope he can figure it out and remember that he can actually play decent tennis when he actually get's out of his own way and let's himself.
Tomas Berdych *- Bye
Jarkko Nieminen - Ernests Gulbis [WC]
Julien Benneteau - Lucas Pouille [WC]
Jerzy Janowicz *- Lukas Rosol
Janko Tipsarevic *- Bye*
Qualifier - Qualifier
Marcel Granollers - Gael Monfils [WC]
Richard Gasquet *- Gilles Muller*
Martin Klizan *- Bernard Tomic
Benoit Paire - Somdev Devvarman
Nikolay Davydenko - Qualifier
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga *- Bye*
Gilles Simon *- Robin Haase*
Roberto Bautista Agut - Qualifier
Michael Llodra - David Goffin
Juan Martin Del Potro *- Bye
He shouldn't need to play until Wed. So his leg problem, if it's not serious, should be clear up by then. The commentators seem to think that the leg is due to strain that accumulated from last nite's match, if that's the case it should not be too serious. But anyway, we'll find out soon. Good luck next week.