Wow, just wow!
I wasn't up to watching a scoreboard so I just went to bed shortly before his match was going to start. Glad I did because I couldn't have handled a four hour or so match and all those breaks, break points, match points and moments where it looked like it was about to be almost over for him.
We all know that none of us hardcore fans of his are surprised at the massive display of heart and sheer willpower yet again, but it's always fun to reiterate it and tout it. He's such a warrior in a little scrappy body.
Also, let's not forget that on top of having this long match that was over four hours I think, that he did all on what had to still be at least probably a sore ankle, was also in sweltering heat. Lot's of people retired yesterday do to it. Just another thing about Gilles that's so amazing. I wonder, was his match the longest of the day?
I have to admit that I thought there was no chance for him but the first thing I did this morning when I woke up was reach for my phone and go through the results and I was shocked, thrilled, and happy all at the same time.
It's not going to get any easier for him and he's gonna have a lot of recovering to do but if he can recover enough, I give him a chance against Cilic, but after that with Tsonga and Fed probably waiting in the wings, it's a tall task. Still, I feel like he's really already a winner given all that's transpired over the past five days or so. Whatever comes now will just be gravy.
Well done Gilou you stud you.