I'm here as well now. I didn't see, it but I only went on fb so far after following the scoreboard. I really feel like I have to stand up for him as his fan, cause he gets enough crap from everyone else already.
I saw photos of Benny crying as well, so I hope that means Gilles won't get any from him. Anyway, this is what I commented on someone's status who said wanting to kill a few sportsmen today. I know this person probably doesn't mean it like this, so it is my frustration about all this and I couldn't restrain myself.
"I agree with the fact that he's not good at DC, but I believe it is the team who lost. Maybe he asked to play, but we can't only blame him. It's Arnaud's call, if he had absolutely no faith in Gilles for this match, he had others who also wanted to play. He made the decision, so he's responsible as well. Gilles isn't the only one who lost an important 5th. Remember Mika in Serbia? Maybe he asked to play as well, but everyone blamed Forget for the decision. Gilles must feel awful after trying his best today. And yes, I am convinced he played to the best of his ability in this match, cause there's no player in the world who wouldn't in such a match. Maybe it was very poor (couldn't see it, so can't tell), but then that was his best today. It just doesn't always work out like you wish, that's the game. And if it isn't already bad for the player, all this blaming from fans and media isn't helping. In general it's what I hate in sports. "We" win, but "they" lose. This mentality seems to be everywhere, in tennis, in soccer, in the Netherlands, in France, etc. I just can't understand why Gilles always is the bad guy in a team sport. Every team has a weak link, but like I said, it's the team who loses, not just the weak link."
I'm just sad for my boys today. Benny, Gilles, Arnaud... It could have been so great.