Originally Posted by GilleSimonAddict
I don't think it will stop there lala. I think this will hurt Gilles for months. He may have just thrown away the clay court swing of the tour. He's going to feel so worthless and demoralized over this and his confidence, which was already low, will be wiped clean. Pretty much the worst case scenario that could happen happened today for him. I hope he recovers as painlessly as possible but I know this is going to hurt him for a while just based on his reaction after losing.
Well, I know. I'm sure the devastation will be long lasting, not to mention that it'll be months and years of ridicules from the French for losing their hope for them. But what can he do about it, what can we do about it. It's lost, it's over. He's crying, I'm crying for him. He gave it all, but his all not enough, he wants it badly, but that makes it worse. I'm not sure whatever to say. I can't hope that ppl will have mercy on him to not make it any harder for him than it already is. So I can only hope that at some point he will pick himself up. There's gonna be a long lasting effect of worthlessness probably. I'm going to give him time to deal with it. I can't hope there'll be no scar on him the next tournament or until next year. I don't know what to say. But I know he's devastated, I understand and will not be so naive to hope that he'll be okay soon, but he'll will be okay eventually.