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I'm reading l'Equipe article; at *6/7 in the fifth, Gilles hit four aces in a row to hold serve. It must be a first time ever for him. ^^


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Gilles , you are incredible, from not being able to walk to saving several MP's and winning a 5th setter in just two days.


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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.

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Guess I got the answer to my question about Gilles' match being the longest or not all while in the heat right here.



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On L'Equipe, Gilles said: "Oui, car tout le monde m’a vu avec des béquilles. Si j’avais perdu de manière ridicule, je n’aurais pas entendu de belles choses sur moi."

Indeed. I was relieved that he won, if he had lost in a short match or retire at any point, he won't hear the end of it.


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I'm reading l'Equipe article; at *6/7 in the fifth, Gilles hit four aces in a row to hold serve. It must be a first time ever for him. ^^
Probably the first time, although I quite remember in several occasions he hit 3 consecutive aces (I can even name some of those occasions .
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I can even name some of those occasions .
I agree, it's worrying.


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I agree, it's worrying.
I know, eh!?!


So anyway, tomorrow's OOP, Simon/Cilic Court 2, 3rd match of the day after 2 WTA matches, so it's gonna be like 2pm in the afternoon in 108 degree, goodness. Allez Gilles.

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At least he will be on a televised/streamed court this time. I'll be sure to watch and hope for the right outcome. Go Gilles!
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Saw on twitter (sorry I can't find the source now) that Gilles has injured ligaments on his foot, FFT doctor recommended 4-6 week rest (hence the FFT rumour about the withdrawal, I guess) but he played on against the doctor's advice

Now I hope Cilic take him out easily 1-1-0 (but it won't happen knowing Cilic )

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Is Gilles holding sw grip on the fh side? I'm pretty sure eastern-eastern on the bh

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It's going to be awful for both players having to compete in that heat again. I can't watch it live but will be crossing my fingers. Good luck Gilles!
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107 degree atm and the tournament suspended all outside courts play (when at end of set or match). So the first match on Court 2 just finished and they won't start the next match until the suspension lift. Good for them, cos playing under this heat is torture.
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He was moved to Court 15 so no stream again . I hate that it's easier to watch him at 250's than majors sometimes.

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Damnit

I hate SB watching but I hate it more that I can't resist doing it.
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