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Simon wins his 2nd title in Bucharest (beats Hanescu 4/6 6/3 6/2)

Renaud
09-16-2007, 05:08 PM
He joins the club of ex-losers (Malisse, PHM, Monaco ) winning at least 2 (MM) titles in the same year :rocker2:

Burrow
09-16-2007, 05:08 PM
:bigcry:

JMG
09-16-2007, 05:11 PM
Expected win by Simon.

LeChuck
09-16-2007, 05:13 PM
It's a huge shame that Hanescu couldn't win his 1st ATP title, and in front of his home fans as well.
Well done to Simon though.

Scotso
09-16-2007, 05:13 PM
The return of the Gillesex :worship:

scoobs
09-16-2007, 05:17 PM
Good effort from Simon - when he's on form he can play some beautiful flowing tennis.

Also good to see Hanescu's comeback heading in the right direction - he's won a couple of challengers in the last few months and this is a great result for him, though he will be disappointed he couldn't close the title out after taking the first set.

And that's clay done for another year.

Agatha_christie
09-16-2007, 05:21 PM
Victor :sad:
Congrats Gilles.

ReturnWinner
09-16-2007, 05:23 PM
Karlovic won two of those bad called MM tournaments this year too

ReturnWinner
09-16-2007, 05:23 PM
:confused:
The return of the Gillesex :worship:

lisaplenske
09-16-2007, 05:29 PM
:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

congrats to gilles:)

Allez-Ollie
09-16-2007, 06:05 PM
Allez Simon!:banana: :rocker:

Here is a cool match report for those who didn't see the match

http://www.inside-tennis.net/tennis-news_2933_Simon-beats-Hanescu-for-Bucharest-title.html

Action Jackson
09-16-2007, 06:29 PM
Bad luck Victor.

GlennMirnyi
09-16-2007, 07:41 PM
Simon winning anything is a bad day for tennis.

joyk
09-16-2007, 08:20 PM
Shut up,the guy deserved to win the whole crowd was against him cheering at every mistake he made and he kept it together.

GlennMirnyi
09-16-2007, 08:21 PM
Shut up,the guy deserved to win the whole crowd was against him cheering at every mistake he made and he kept it together.

:lol: Simon is a prick and a pusher. Big deal, do you wanted the Romanians to cheer him? :rolleyes:

Sandra
09-16-2007, 08:34 PM
It wasn't DC, tho. No need to clap on every missed serve. :rolleyes: :retard:

Gilles :banana: :yeah:

jonny84
09-16-2007, 09:16 PM
Well done Gilles!

Deserved second title.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-16-2007, 09:20 PM
Congrats Gilles! :yeah:

Adler
09-16-2007, 10:14 PM
Who would have thought, this year he actually won most titles of all other Frenchmen (tied with Mathieu), and more titles than Gasquet

One of the biggest surprises this year, even though we talk about MM events only

musefanatic
09-16-2007, 11:11 PM
Woo well done Gilles :) :)

Fergie
09-17-2007, 04:46 AM
Congrats Gilles! :bigclap:

swann
09-17-2007, 08:59 AM
Hmm.
In the first set, Victor was playing really good: his serve was awesome, he had some brilliant backhands down the line and his play was very steady.
At the beginning of the second set, he was up 30-0 and his downfall began: a DF, a superb backhand passing from Simon, a ball narrowly out and the first break point for the frenchman, who converted it. He lost his confidence, Simon has started to play better and better, to serve wisely and the set was in his hands.
In the third set, Victor got broken at 1-1 (uninspired play by him, he didn't made so many UE but he was uninspired), he got broken again and he was down 1-4. He had 4 BPs but he missed them, and at 5-1 only a miracle could save him: well, yesterday God wasn't looking at tennis, so he lost :).

I've watched 2 matches of Simon: the final and the semifinal with Berlocq. Well, if Simon is a pusher, what the hell is Berlocq? The Frenchman had some brilliant strokes (down the line backhands and forehands), very strong play from him, good serve; he deserved the win.

And the fans attending the match behave sometimes inappropriately: they cheered when Simon made mistakes, they disturbed him between first and second serve (that's unspeakable) etc. I was among the few who applauded Simon's great points.

Burrow
09-17-2007, 03:21 PM
Nice analysis Swann, Simon isn't the biggest hitter, but more times than not he plays figurative, clever tennis. Placement comes first to Simon, and that works for him.

Renaud
09-17-2007, 03:26 PM
Nice analysis Swann, Simon isn't the biggest hitter, but more times than not he plays figurative, clever tennis. Placement comes first to Simon, and that works for him.

Yes he reminds me a bit Murray for that, but i may be the only one to think that.

Burrow
09-17-2007, 03:32 PM
You are not the only one, he, in a way has hints of Murrays technique on the groundstroke.

Murray is a superior player because he can accelerate on his groundstrokes with great effect whereas Simon cannot naturally perform this type of play.

Murray is not a Gonzalez of 2002 type of player going for broke on each shot, he mixes the pace up better than just about anybody on tour.

I remember they had a meeting earlier this year when Simon won, he didn't really have to do much, just play consistent, steady tennis and wait for the error from Murray. He essentialy, wore Murray down in the end.

bjurra
09-17-2007, 03:38 PM
Dont understand the complaints about Simon, he is a very entertaining player when in form. Marseille is hardly a MM tournament either.

joyk
09-17-2007, 03:42 PM
:lol: Simon is a prick and a pusher. Big deal, do you wanted the Romanians to cheer him? :rolleyes:

No, but a bit of fair play wouldn`t have hurt,I hated the way everybody acted.

Renaud
09-17-2007, 03:49 PM
Dont understand the complaints about Simon, he is a very entertaining player when in form. Marseille is hardly a MM tournament either.

I don't agree with them but i can understand when you see some of his matches/results in 2007 :
Auckland : Lost to Bracciali 6/3 6/2
AO : Lost to Delic 6/3 6/0 6/2
IW : Lost to Chela 6/2 6/2
Bastad : lost to Ferrer 6/0 6/1
Umag : Lost to Canas 6/2 6/1

ETC...

Well.. he will finished 2007 in top 30 and i'm not sure there are so many players at this level with so :o defeats.

GlennMirnyi
09-17-2007, 04:00 PM
Nice analysis Swann, Simon isn't the biggest hitter, but more times than not he plays figurative, clever tennis. Placement comes first to Simon, and that works for him.

You're defining a mediocre pusher, not Santoro.

Dont understand the complaints about Simon, he is a very entertaining player when in form. Marseille is hardly a MM tournament either.

When he won it was.

No, but a bit of fair play wouldn`t have hurt,I hated the way everybody acted.

Fair play? Hanescu is the homeboy, it should have been even worse.

Renaud
09-17-2007, 04:11 PM
You're defining a mediocre pusher ....



The mediocre pusher has a better season than most of the guys in your signature.
(i like most of them.)
When players you don't like have good results it's always luck. :p