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Re: 2014, Season Down Under

I don't want Gilles to have to play DC. But I'm glad that Arno is still very supportive of him.
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2014, Season Down Under

Mika as his possible R2 opponent in Montpellier . Then Nieminen and Tursunov are his projected opponents on QF/SF ( funny that Jarkko and Dima are both trained by De Witt, as Gilles, so it will definitely be a weird match) if he gets past Mika, but let's not look ahead of the R2 match.

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Finally it won't be Mika, Gicquel beated him in straights today. I didn't knew Marc kept playing, he's 37 now .

Also, in doubles Gilles won with Rufin 13-11 in the 3rd set Super Tie Break, quite an achievement for Gilles in doubles


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Finally it won't be Mika, Gicquel beated him in straights today. I didn't knew Marc kept playing, he's 37 now .

Also, in doubles Gilles won with Rufin 13-11 in the 3rd set Super Tie Break, quite an achievement for Gilles in doubles


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I can't wait to hear how he managed to get injured this time. This is truly, truly dreadful tennis.
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It looks like it's the back this time. Great.
"J'ai passé une IRM. Rien de trop grave. Mais j'ai mal au dos depuis une semaine" ("I took a MRI. Nothing too serious. But my back's been hurting for a week")
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Gilles . He made me a bit more encouraged about 2014 when he said that he worked a lot on the off-season and that he thought he wouldn't be injured as much this season. But so far 3 tournaments, in which he, according to himself, hasn't played 100%. First, the knee in Brisbane, then the ankle twist in the AO and now the back again in Montpellier . And also, this season he has already two losses vs outside Top-100 guys ( Copil and 36 year old Gicquel ).

Also, he was saying on the DC week that he was playing great on practice and that it was just a matter of putting it into practice, he's been saying that since the off-season, I guess when he will do it. I hope it will be in the upcoming weeks, he's defending SF points in both Rotterdam and Marseille. But maybe dropping out of Top-20 will help him, who knows.

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I'm really annoyed at him, if the back was bothering him a bit then why is he playing doubles? He says the right things but I have my doubts that he's really committed to making sure his body is healthy because we know how stubborn he can be.

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Here's the press conference.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1N6C...ure=youtu.be&a

He looks so done with the injuries.
For those of you who don't understand French, the main points are :
- He says the health is not great
- The journalist tries to understand what's wrong and he answers he doesn't want to say too much since he's playing Rotterdam and there are a lot of French players in the draw. The journalist says "ok let's say the back" but he doesn't really confirm nor deny so who knows.
- He tried to do the best he could today. Thinks that he had great "feels" one the court and that without pain he would have had a quite easy match. That if Gicquel had played a bit worse he probably would have won.
- When asked how long he has felt pain, he says one week.
- He talks about the decision of going on court. Says that he considers it its job to go and do the best he can.
- Says that his movement especially was "not so great"
- Talks about the surface, says that he really liked it and is "extremely sad" that he couldn't "express himself" on it. Also that given the De schepper/Olivetti match yesterday the surface clearly shouldn't be quicker (for those who didn't watch any of it - great decision - it was terrible)

Update : and I just saw that he gave an interview claiming that 2014 was going to be an amazing year because his preparation should prevent injuries. Great timing as always

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Can't believe what happened after 5*-3 30-0. It's just an endless series of injuries isn't it? He doesn't have many points to defend later in the season other than Metz and Eastbourne but I can see him dropping quite rapidly over the next few months.
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Re: 2014, Season Down Under

Rotterdam Draw:


[1] Del Potro vs. Monfils
Qualifier vs. Dodig
Gulbis vs. Istomin
Tursunov vs. [8] Dimitrov

[3] Berdych vs. Seppi
Mahut vs. Simon
Janowicz vs. Benneteau
Verdasco vs. [6] Haas

[7] Youhzny vs. Sijsling
Huta Galung vs. Qualifier
Kohlschreiber vs. Qualifier
De Bakker vs. [4] Gasquet

[5] Tsonga vs. Mayer
Cilic vs. Rosol
Qualifier vs. Nieminem
Roger-Vasselin vs. [2] Murray

Good luck, Gilles.
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Re: 2014, Season Down Under

Hi - I'm sorry, Gilles withdrew from Rotterdam with a back injury. I hope he recovers very soon.

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