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Re: 2013 Spring European Clay Season, Allez!

He won, phew! What a struggle, but at least he wins his first match on clay in a ATP1000 this year. Well, I almost feel missing accomplished, almost.
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Congrats Gilles, I'm really excited about this win! Good fight!

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Not sure if you guys noticed but your boy finished off the match with love hold, love break, love hold.

I don't think anybody would have predicted that.
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So glad for Gilles , he's fighting a lot this season even if he's playing badly, and to defeat a frenchman is never easy for Gilles, so all in all, a great win, again on the mental, because he seemed down and out at 2-6 5-5 when Benny had 3 BP's, 2 of which were on 2nd serve. Chardy or Zeballos next round, Jeremy is serving a storm, 24/24 points won on 1st serve


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I'm happy about his serve stat in the 3rd set. 57% first serve which is good in his standard, and won 13 of 14 first serve so he's not just rolling the ball in. But even with this serve stat, he still lost a break . Oh well. Still, good serving in the 3rd, hope he can keep it up.
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Not sure if you guys noticed but your boy finished off the match with love hold, love break, love hold.

I don't think anybody would have predicted that.
I was watching the SB the whole time but I didn't notice that, thanks for pointing that out.

So Chardy it is. Good luck next match, Gilles.
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Good job Gilles. I only wish I could've actually watched him get this win instead of checking my phone every 15 minutes or so. Up next now is the only other Frenchman I like and who I feel is Gilles' best doubles partner when he plays. Hope Gilles can keep winning.
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Congrats Gilles, I'm really excited about this win! Good fight!
I agree. It's always nice when Gilles beats one of his critics.
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Re: 2013 Spring European Clay Season, Allez!

Nice win for him.
Bennet' always plays well against Gilles and is confident when he plays him, he said that "he knows how to beat him" lol, he's generally a solid player who doesn't make many UES except when he plays finals ( a bit similar to Nieminen) although he's in poor form at the moment so i don't think the level of the match was so low.
Difficult match next round against Chardy, who plays and serves well on this fast clay expectedly.

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Well, looks like no such luck yet again in being able to see a streamed or televised Gilles Simon match. He's last up tomorrow on Court 4. I really would've liked to have seen him and Chardy going at it too. Oh well. What are you gonna do?

This is just another reason why I'm against the WTA sharing events outside of the majors with the men. They take up spots on the TV courts that would otherwise go to the just outside the top 10 men players who end up on the outer courts instead to make room for the Serenas. The Sharapovas and the like. Not a fan. I'm all for it as it is in the majors but let the WTA sink or swim with attendance figures on their own outside of the majors instead of riding piggy back with the ATP players. My opinion only of course.

Good luck tomorrow Gilles.
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Well, looks like no such luck yet again in being able to see a streamed or televised Gilles Simon match. He's last up tomorrow on Court 4. I really would've liked to have seen him and Chardy going at it too. Oh well. What are you gonna do?

This is just another reason why I'm against the WTA sharing events outside of the majors with the men. They take up spots on the TV courts that would otherwise go to the just outside the top 10 men players who end up on the outer courts instead to make room for the Serenas. The Sharapovas and the like. Not a fan. I'm all for it as it is in the majors but let the WTA sink or swim with attendance figures on their own outside of the majors instead of riding piggy back with the ATP players. My opinion only of course.

Good luck tomorrow Gilles.
I couldn't agree more with you about the WTA!!! I was hoping to see him on a livestream and not again follow the scoreboard it's too painful...anyway allez Gillou!!!!!
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You do know that the Serenas and sharapovas attract more crowd the Gilles, right?
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If the WTA event is perfectly able to stand on her own and makes as much money as the ATP event, then I hope the women players speak out too and tell the organizers that they want the 2 tours to be separated. It would make perfect sense then if it doesn’t affect them in prize money but they can also have the facility for their own instead of having to share with the men. It is what the men wants anyway, it’s not so much the prize money but the fact that they have to share insufficient facilities with WTA in such share event. In fact, if I’m WTA, I will insist separate event just to shut the men up for saying WTA is leeching on ATP. That’s the best and only way to prove the men’s wrong by generating the same amount of revenue for the comparable event without having to have that event happening at the same location and same time with the men. But WTA isn’t doing that. WTA is pretty much not saying anything, because about the only thing they can say is The Sharapovas and Serenas are more attractive than the Simons. And they don’t even dare comparing themselves against the Federers and Nadals.
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Annoying we won't see Gilles again, oh well. Chardy will be very tough, he's a big hitter and judging on the results so far, these courts are playing fast.

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You do know that the Serenas and sharapovas attract more crowd the Gilles, right?
Anyway, lets hope for a double golden set for gilou

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You know that's not the point I was making . They shouldn't even be here with the men period and if they weren't, I'd be watching Gilles Simon play tomorrow and that's what I care about.
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