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What Does Gilles Simon Have To Do To Convince Us He Is The Real Deal?

Iván
07-22-2008, 06:23 PM
Think this Kid needs to start getting some respect on here

luxsword
07-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Does every French player bring with them a little unique talent, knack, aptitude, gift—OK, I’ll put down the Thesaurus and go with the obvious: flair—or do I just think this because they happen to be French? Simon is a smooth-to-the-point-of-nonchalant counterpuncher. He pushes soft, tricky, low-trajectory shots with his flat forehand and two-handed backhand. If I didn’t know otherwise, I’d guess from his deceptively gentle style that he was Italian. In Indy, Simon had just enough in the counterpunching department to flummox bigger hitters like Tommy Haas, Sam Querrey (in an entertaining, see-saw semi), and Dmitry Tursunov, the Great White Mope, who looked like he made a wrong turn at the beach yesterday and ended up on a tennis court. It was a nice run for the 23-year-old Simon, who showed again that there’s still room for a little tricky talent amid the ever-more-athletic power game.

From Steve Tignor's today entry. (http://tennisworld.typepad.com/thewrap/2008/07/so-canada.html#comments)

Jaap
07-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Do something productive in a non MM tournament.

myrt
07-22-2008, 06:31 PM
Your poll should have included : All of the above.

federernadalfan
07-22-2008, 06:32 PM
i like the option "beat nadal on clay" lol

Damn
07-22-2008, 07:21 PM
Beat Nadal on Clay hands down.

Nadal-Simon on Clay, that sounds funny :spit:

Simon :help:

CooCooCachoo
07-22-2008, 07:37 PM
Gilles isn't the real deal. He's an amazingly skilled player, has a lot of talent and a nice game to watch, but I don't think he qualifies as the real deal.

A_Skywalker
07-22-2008, 07:41 PM
Gilles isn't the real deal. He's an amazingly skilled player, has a lot of talent and a nice game to watch, but I don't think he qualifies as the real deal.

Well, he has more success than some of the "big deals"

Ivanatis
07-22-2008, 08:00 PM
Turn water into wine?

The Freak
07-22-2008, 08:05 PM
Do something productive in a non MM tournament.

Exactly what I'm thinking.

Jimnik
07-22-2008, 08:08 PM
Do something that a "real deal" would do.

finishingmove
07-22-2008, 08:10 PM
mtf for the win.

simon is already more of a real deal than some players will ever be.

poulette
07-22-2008, 09:02 PM
Gilles Simon looks cute

zethand
07-22-2008, 09:06 PM
What do you consider a big deal? Talented? Be number one? Win a GS? Beat a great player? I think Simon is enough talented to be on the best 40 and stay there. I do not think he will win a GS or he will be number one. He is an average tennis player. Like many others. Today the outstanding players (big deal players) are Federer, Nadal and the perspective of Djokovic could be consider.. I do not see any other? With the time we will see another young guys that we can see as a big deal player.. It must happen.
We like average players, like Youzhny, Kiefer, Grosjean, Davydenko, Gasquet, Lopez because they can sometimes surprise and amaze us.. but they wont do anything more. Because they are old and or they do not have the ability to do it. And, of course there are others super talented and a real waste, like Safin, Hewitt and Haas.
It might be wrong about Simon, but this how I see about him right now.

Horatio Caine
07-22-2008, 09:13 PM
Do something productive in a non MM tournament.

My words exactly. :yeah:

Off the top of my head, I don't remember a single reasonable result in a mandatory...don't think he has made a QF?

ChinoRios4Ever
07-22-2008, 09:40 PM
i love MTF :haha: :haha: :haha:

TheBoiledEgg
07-22-2008, 09:41 PM
scratch his ass before every pt :shrug:

poulette
07-22-2008, 09:47 PM
pfff you are so boring

GlennMirnyi
07-22-2008, 09:49 PM
Develop a game.

Mug pusher. :rolleyes:

Tennis-Engineer
07-22-2008, 09:58 PM
Develop a game.

Mug pusher. :rolleyes:


The word "Pusher" has no definition in tennis dictionary.Tennis is a sport that you should push as much as you can so I don't understand why this word is used like this. Titles like "moonballer" and "Pusher" are given by haters when they can't see the players that they dislike are getting good results.

AnnaK_4ever
07-22-2008, 10:02 PM
Start playing real tennis.

federernadalfan
07-22-2008, 10:02 PM
The word "Pusher" has no definition in tennis dictionary.Tennis is a sport that you should push as much as you can so I don't understand why this word is used like this. Titles like "moonballer" and "Pusher" are given by haters when they can't see the players that they dislike are getting good results.

agreed.

GlennMirnyi
07-22-2008, 10:05 PM
The word "Pusher" has no definition in tennis dictionary.Tennis is a sport that you should push as much as you can so I don't understand why this word is used like this. Titles like "moonballer" and "Pusher" are given by haters when they can't see the players that they dislike are getting good results.

Time to update your dictionary. You're using one from 1940.

Simon has no game = pusher.

Ouragan
07-22-2008, 10:16 PM
Time to update your dictionary. You're using one from 1940.

Simon has no game = pusher.


Definition needed here for "no game", please. Otherwise, pointless comment.

Let him crawl his way into the top 10 then he's the real deal in my books.

I wonder if Simon gets haters just for his good looks? :rolleyes:

Tennis-Engineer
07-22-2008, 10:36 PM
Time to update your dictionary. You're using one from 1940.

Simon has no game = pusher.

How can a player with "no game" be in top 30 ? :scratch:

TMJordan
07-22-2008, 11:02 PM
I agree. I have been pretty hard on him in the past but the more I watch him the more I like him.

No doubt he is the real deal. Nice guy also.

AnnaK_4ever
07-22-2008, 11:09 PM
How can a player with "no game" be in top 30 ? :scratch:

It's possible in a mugs era.

Montego
07-22-2008, 11:20 PM
Simon is a very gifted counter puncher with his biggest weapon being the baseline consistency and his biggest disadvantage is lack of results in GS and TMS. Solid Top40 player, with the ability to climb to Top10 for a couple of weeks.

He would double-bagel 99% of MTF even if:

- he was playing left-handed
- The MTF representatives were playing doubles on singles court lines
- he was playing singles on doubles court lines.

No "big deal" though, but a very solid player.

Halba
07-22-2008, 11:55 PM
solid not outstanding. has no real weapons to compete with the current top 3 but can beat "top 10" - i mean what is top "10" these days.

ChrisDoesDallas
07-23-2008, 12:05 AM
Not suck, namely.

- usual snarky MTF comment, I'm presuming, but that's about what this question boils down to.

GlennMirnyi
07-23-2008, 12:05 AM
Definition needed here for "no game", please. Otherwise, pointless comment.

Let him crawl his way into the top 10 then he's the real deal in my books.

I wonder if Simon gets haters just for his good looks? :rolleyes:

Good looks? :haha:

Well, no game means he can't hit winners, can't volley, only pushes the ball around waiting for a mistake. No game = can't play a match on his terms, depends on UEs.

How can a player with "no game" be in top 30 ? :scratch:

Weak era + slow courts that allow pushers to have more chances in a match.

Rafa = Fed Killa
07-23-2008, 03:32 AM
If the clown can beat Federer I will give him some credit.

But he is a pansy and will lose tomorrow like a pansy.

leng jai
07-23-2008, 04:16 AM
Yep if Simple Simon loses to Fedmug tomorrow it will be because he is a pansy, not because of the difference in technical ability.

Kolya
07-23-2008, 05:01 AM
For me he is just a top 20 player at best.

Action Jackson
07-23-2008, 11:45 AM
Best thing about Simple Simon.

http://www.fft.fr/archives/evenements2002/COUPE-DAVIS-PARIS/photos/tulasne1709.jpg

bokehlicious
07-23-2008, 11:51 AM
Gilles Simon looks cute

pfff you are so boring

:inlove: :inlove: Elodie :hug: :hug: you're not often around, but always come up with some goods :o :D :p

Tutu
07-23-2008, 01:41 PM
Time to update your dictionary. You're using one from 1940.

Simon has no game = pusher.
Well Nadal won Wimbledon. :shrug:

luxsword
07-23-2008, 03:26 PM
:inlove: :inlove: Elodie :hug: :hug: you're not often around, but always come up with some goods :o :D :p

She's a bit more on Tennis Defenders. :ras: :angel:

Tommy fan
07-23-2008, 03:40 PM
I'm not sure he's a real deal, but he can be a solid top 20 imo.
But he should make it into some GS quater finals or go far in some AMS to build his name, not only winnig smaller tournys.
Nice player though :)

Il Primo Uomo
07-23-2008, 03:42 PM
Gain some weight, gain some height. Basically: he can't do anything. But I still like him though, real deal or nor :)

Pfloyd
07-23-2008, 03:54 PM
Beating Federer of course.

Then again, there isn't much in bragging rights in defeating him this season, now is there? :devil:

Beating Nadal on clay? :spit:

Merton
07-23-2008, 05:21 PM
Win the bandwagon player of the month award.

FedFan_2007
07-23-2008, 06:57 PM
Bottom line is anyone in the top 10 is the 'Real deal'. Until then you're just a mug pusher.

FedFan_2007
07-23-2008, 07:00 PM
Beating Federer of course.

Then again, there isn't much in bragging rights in defeating him this season, now is there? :devil:

Beating Nadal on clay? :spit:

At what point this season did it not become prestigious to be Federer? After the Mardy Fish loss, or losing to Andy Roddick? So basically Nadal's 4 wins were meaningless against a mug pusher.

GlennMirnyi
07-23-2008, 07:14 PM
Well Nadal won Wimbledon. :shrug:

Yeah, tennis is dead.

qczi
07-23-2008, 07:15 PM
he has to stop the rain :rain:

Venle
07-23-2008, 07:25 PM
Gilles isn't the real deal. He's an amazingly skilled player, has a lot of talent and a nice game to watch, but I don't think he qualifies as the real deal.

I agree

Guy Haines
07-23-2008, 08:11 PM
Gilles Simon looks cute

Now we're getting somewhere.

Simon is cute as hell, as kind-seeming as he is handsome, and he doesn't play DUDE tennis, so of course he's going to get razzed mercilessly on this board :o -- especially when he wins, especially when he beats players who can't keep the ball in the court.

Simon is one of my faves right now. Do I think he's the real deal yet? No. He hasn't reached the quarters of a slam, or shown much in Masters events. Unless he improves his confidence, he won't.

But his game is improving. His results are too. His ranking continues to steadily get better as well. In some ways his game reminds me of Murray, but he's earlier on the learning curve, meaning he might have more potential than people give him credit for, because he doesn't have a billion people analyzing his every sneeze.

For everyone who thinks he's merely a pusher :wavey:: taking pace off the ball in the ATP isn't exactly easy. It's easier to just stupidly hit it as hard as possible. It's hard to mix up the pace in a way that doesn't allow your opponent to immediately hit a winner. So Simon deserves a bit more credit. Especially since he can create pace when he wants more pace within a rally.

Damn
07-23-2008, 08:26 PM
he has to stop the rain :rain:

Definitely :dog:

habibko
07-24-2008, 02:04 AM
take a set from Roger...

groundstroke
07-24-2008, 02:40 AM
Well he just beat Federer right now. :)

eck
07-24-2008, 02:41 AM
:rolls:

Regenbogen
07-24-2008, 02:41 AM
I'd been thinking of this thread during this match :haha: :haha:

oranges
07-24-2008, 02:41 AM
I think he just made a huge step in that direction :yeah:

Tutu
07-24-2008, 02:42 AM
Allleeeezzzz!

tangerine_dream
07-24-2008, 02:42 AM
Beat Federer Tommorow

Simon says: holy crap.

Quadruple Tree
07-24-2008, 02:43 AM
Well he just beat Federer right now. :)

I think saying he beat Federer is a little misleading. Federer beat himself. He had like 50 unforced errors.

Jimnik
07-24-2008, 02:43 AM
Something like this.

The Freak
07-24-2008, 02:43 AM
Gotta hand it to the guy...he's a fighter...

federernadalfan
07-24-2008, 02:44 AM
wow i have to take another look at this dude again

Henry Chinaski
07-24-2008, 02:44 AM
beating fed won the poll by miles as well.

Snoo Foo
07-24-2008, 02:44 AM
OK, I'm convinced.

MIMIC
07-24-2008, 02:45 AM
:haha: I'm convinced, too.

gusman890
07-24-2008, 02:45 AM
He is the real deal, lets hope this isnt just a magical summer.

Quadruple Tree
07-24-2008, 02:47 AM
He will never beat a guy like Nadal or someone who doesn't give him 10000000 easy points off of unforced errors. He is Hewitt-lite.

Rafa = Fed Killa
07-24-2008, 02:48 AM
I have never been so happy to be wrong.

Simon you are the man.

Hurley
07-24-2008, 02:51 AM
:o

Some people who have posted this thread are going to need to be put on suicide watch.

:o

Guy Haines
07-24-2008, 02:51 AM
Now we're getting somewhere.

Simon is cute as hell, as kind-seeming as he is handsome, and he doesn't play DUDE tennis, so of course he's going to get razzed mercilessly on this board :o -- especially when he wins, especially when he beats players who can't keep the ball in the court.

Simon is one of my faves right now. Do I think he's the real deal yet? No. He hasn't reached the quarters of a slam, or shown much in Masters events. Unless he improves his confidence, he won't.

But his game is improving. His results are too. His ranking continues to steadily get better as well. In some ways his game reminds me of Murray, but he's earlier on the learning curve, meaning he might have more potential than people give him credit for, because he doesn't have a billion people analyzing his every sneeze.

For everyone who thinks he's merely a pusher :wavey:: taking pace off the ball in the ATP isn't exactly easy. It's easier to just stupidly hit it as hard as possible. It's hard to mix up the pace in a way that doesn't allow your opponent to immediately hit a winner. So Simon deserves a bit more credit. Especially since he can create pace when he wants more pace within a rally.

Um, I'm tempted to say SUCK ON THIS to all the people dogging Gilles all the time on this board. But I won't. :angel: In this happy moment, I'll rise above. :lol:

Kolya
07-24-2008, 03:01 AM
In the match he probably didn't prove he is the REAL DEAL but he did prove he does have the game to be higher in the rankings.

marcRD
07-24-2008, 03:03 AM
Gilles reminds me of Tipsarevic, very much just contrapunching and using the opponents speed against him.

platinum
07-24-2008, 03:44 AM
How can anyone not like fighters?

Guy Haines
07-24-2008, 03:45 AM
Since the sky is still falling :lol: in the result thread, I guess I'll bounce this thread back up where it belongs.

Some people are so committed to things never changing.

Roger Federer isn't the same player he was two years ago.

Neither is Gilles Simon.

Deal with it.

scoobs
07-24-2008, 03:45 AM
Wow, if beating Federer was all it took then a lot of you are easily convinced :angel:

Jimnik
07-24-2008, 03:47 AM
His performance today reminded me a lot of Canas in 2007.

ChinoRios4Ever
07-24-2008, 03:55 AM
I'd been thinking of this thread during this match :haha: :haha:

same here :haha::haha::haha:

*Viva Chile*
07-24-2008, 04:03 AM
Now I voted "To be Mirka's boytoy" :lol:

Gilles reminds me of Tipsarevic, very much just contrapunching and using the opponents speed against him.

Tipsy a pusher??? :scratch: at least Tipsarevic has a better serve.

TankingTheSet
07-24-2008, 04:07 AM
Simon still gets no respect -- virtually every message in the result thread attributes Simon's win to Federer being disgustingly horrible -- Simon played his usual muggy game and got lucky.

I don't agree with that BTW, I think Simon played great and forced the errors out of Fed.

Quadruple Tree
07-24-2008, 04:17 AM
Simon still gets no respect -- virtually every message in the result thread attributes Simon's win to Federer being disgustingly horrible -- Simon played his usual muggy game and got lucky.

I don't agree with that BTW, I think Simon played great and forced the errors out of Fed.

They are called unforced errors for a reason.

TankingTheSet
07-24-2008, 04:21 AM
They are called unforced errors for a reason.

Fed made those errors because of the pressure on his game from Simon.

Quadruple Tree
07-24-2008, 04:24 AM
What pressure? The only pressure on Federer was the embarrassment he would face if he lost.

Chris Seahorse
07-24-2008, 06:36 AM
Now we're getting somewhere.

Simon is cute as hell, as kind-seeming as he is handsome, and he doesn't play DUDE tennis, so of course he's going to get razzed mercilessly on this board :o -- especially when he wins, especially when he beats players who can't keep the ball in the court.

Simon is one of my faves right now. Do I think he's the real deal yet? No. He hasn't reached the quarters of a slam, or shown much in Masters events. Unless he improves his confidence, he won't.

But his game is improving. His results are too. His ranking continues to steadily get better as well. In some ways his game reminds me of Murray, but he's earlier on the learning curve, meaning he might have more potential than people give him credit for, because he doesn't have a billion people analyzing his every sneeze.

For everyone who thinks he's merely a pusher :wavey:: taking pace off the ball in the ATP isn't exactly easy. It's easier to just stupidly hit it as hard as possible. It's hard to mix up the pace in a way that doesn't allow your opponent to immediately hit a winner. So Simon deserves a bit more credit. Especially since he can create pace when he wants more pace within a rally.

Best paragraph I have read in MensTennisForum in a long long time. :worship:

Pfloyd
07-24-2008, 08:48 AM
Well, nothing now, no?

leng jai
07-24-2008, 09:11 AM
Fed made those errors because of the pressure on his game from Simon.

A potential GOAT being pressurized into poor errors by Simple Simon :worship:

Black Adam
07-24-2008, 09:32 AM
I am convinced :yeah:

Tennis-Engineer
07-24-2008, 10:14 AM
:worship: Simon. He had convinced me before when he beat Djokovic in Marseille.Now GlennMirnyi should respond how can a player with "no game" beat both Djokovic and Federer :haha: :haha:

Snowwy
07-24-2008, 10:37 AM
.Now GlennMirnyi should respond how can a player with "no game" beat both Djokovic and Federer :haha: :haha:

Nadal has done it so GM probably thinks its easy, any moonballer can do it.

Sebby
07-24-2008, 10:40 AM
Playing in a gay porn movie.

Tennis-Engineer
07-24-2008, 10:44 AM
Nadal has done it so GM probably thinks its easy, any moonballer can do it.

Except Roddick Only Nadal and Simon have beaten both Fed and Djokovic in 2008 and not any other moonballer :haha:

Black Adam
07-24-2008, 10:45 AM
Roddick is some kind of a huge serving moonballer.

Horatio Caine
07-24-2008, 11:15 AM
I don't think Ivan could have timed this thread any better...like he has a 6th sense or something. :haha:

Well, Simon has already satisfied one of the poll "requirements" and, tonight, he might well respond to my request...to start making QF of mandatory events. :p

Ouragan
07-24-2008, 12:13 PM
Since the sky is still falling :lol: in the result thread, I guess I'll bounce this thread back up where it belongs.

Some people are so committed to things never changing.

Roger Federer isn't the same player he was two years ago.

Neither is Gilles Simon.

Deal with it.


Excellent

Grenouille
07-24-2008, 12:22 PM
Gilles is the REAL DEAL !!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Iván
07-24-2008, 02:41 PM
I'd been thinking of this thread during this match :haha: :haha:

LOL

:lol:

Its weird, i saw something special in simon when he beat benny in the casablanca final this year.

I know it was a crap tournament and an average opponent but something convinced me that day that this kid will go far.

Excellent backhand, underated and decieving serve, very good fighting skills, plays the big points impressively and his best skill is his movement on the court.

Im glad i timed this perfectly, he deserves all the credit he can get.

Well Done Gilles

Allez!

gulzhan
07-24-2008, 02:56 PM
great thread :yeah:

I guess we have to admit we should take Simon seriously :eek:

Scotso
07-24-2008, 03:04 PM
Do something productive in a non MM tournament.

Develop a game.

Mug pusher. :rolleyes:

If the clown can beat Federer I will give him some credit.

But he is a pansy and will lose tomorrow like a pansy.

:lol:

MacTheKnife
07-24-2008, 04:01 PM
Agree he played great, but not convinced yet. A big win like this is kind of like a service break. You must consolidate it by winning the next round. How many times have major upsets been followed by an immediate loss in the next round. Even happened to Fed when he beat Sampras at Wimby.

There's no doubt Simon is a solid player, but all expectations changed last night. We'll see how he deals with that.

Having said that, congrats to Simon. Even though Fed was obviously not at his best, Simon played a great match and kept the pressure on with excellent defense, and aggressive passing shots when needed. Simon had every opportunity to choke and he did not do it. Well played.

**Update, looks like he will convince me. Forgot he was playing Acasuso !!! :zzz:

Damn
07-24-2008, 07:11 PM
2 out of 10: he has just reached the QFs of Toronto.

Merton
07-24-2008, 07:32 PM
Win the bandwagon player of the month award.

:smoke:

tennisfan444
07-24-2008, 07:37 PM
He just did it

Nathaliia
07-25-2008, 01:17 AM
He will always remain a poorman's Boredo in our hearts.

dudi_fan
07-25-2008, 01:21 AM
SIMON is the real deal he will be top 5 when the yr is over!!!

jcempire
07-25-2008, 04:03 AM
He is amazing

Guy Haines
07-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Gilles: :hearts:

How many times has he come from behind to win in the last couple of weeks?

Not only does that show his fight, it also shows he's the best thinker on court except maybe Nadal at the moment.

He also is like a gazelle in terms of coverage on hard courts.

He's clowned by GM idiots, but the facts are facts and his ranking has been steadily rising -- not rising and falling like so many more hyped players of his generation.

May he continue to improve.

fast_clay
07-25-2008, 06:28 PM
when he eats all his vegetables and grows some hairs on his chest and scrotum...

r2473
07-25-2008, 06:32 PM
He has had some great wins recently.

I'll believe that he is "The Real Deal" when "The Book" on how to beat him is out AND he is still able to win.

I think at this point he is enjoying his "honeymoon".

Schu
07-25-2008, 06:41 PM
2 out of 10: he has just reached the QFs of Toronto.

Make that semis. Don't like and never will like his game but it works, at least so far...

Still can't believe either he, Blake or Kiefer will be in the final and most likely Murray and Gasquet won't make it into the semis!

Action Jackson
07-25-2008, 06:43 PM
Ivan, is the prophet.

Guy Haines
07-25-2008, 06:58 PM
He has had some great wins recently.

I'll believe that he is "The Real Deal" when "The Book" on how to beat him is out AND he is still able to win.

I think at this point he is enjoying his "honeymoon".

All very true and well-put.

But "The Book" on Simon is going to be a tougher read than "The Book" on a lot of other players in his generation. At least on hard courts.

And I'm not so convinced of the thinking/reading skills of many players on tour these days. If anything, that's a reason for the phony "death" of tennis. :lol:

Gilles hasn't really proven himself on grass. He's done well on clay at smaller tournaments but not the French. He could be another victim of the usual home court curse at Roland Garros, even though in a lot of ways he would seem to have a game for clay.

tennizen
07-25-2008, 07:01 PM
If he can keep me awake during one of his matches, he has done it:yeah:

TankingTheSet
07-25-2008, 07:18 PM
He is already up to the 14th in the ATP rankings after this week. It's quite conceivable he will be top-10 this year.

scoobs
07-25-2008, 07:23 PM
No matter how high he gets, a lot of people are always going to disrespect him and the way he plays, similar to how they do with Murray. In their eyes he will never be the real deal, doesn't matter who he beats or what he wins.

Iván
07-25-2008, 07:24 PM
No matter how high he gets, a lot of people are always going to disrespect him and the way he plays, similar to how they do with Murray. In their eyes he will never be the real deal, doesn't matter who he beats or what he wins.

Very True

Tutu
07-25-2008, 07:27 PM
Allez! In the near future the French are going to have two no.1s... Gilles and Tati. :banana:

TankingTheSet
07-25-2008, 07:47 PM
I'll be honest I think Kiefer will hammer him tomorrow, Kiefer is playing like a man posessed.

Ouragan
07-25-2008, 07:56 PM
To think this guy was battling in 3-setters in Indianapolis no later than last week and now has a good shot to quality for a MS final (should eat Kiefer) after having beaten FedMonster.

Iván
07-26-2008, 04:24 PM
Make the final Gilles!

finishingmove
07-26-2008, 07:18 PM
Lol talk about a bandwagon , this is simon mania!

MIMIC
07-26-2008, 07:21 PM
I would be pleasantly surprised if he wins.

GlennMirnyi
07-26-2008, 07:22 PM
Simon has to kill his opponent and eat his heart to convince us he's the real deal. :worship:

Albop
07-26-2008, 07:24 PM
Allez! In the near future the French are going to have two no.1s... Gilles and Tati. :banana:

:spit:

Isner have more chances of "double-Bageling" the whole top 10 than Simon and golovin being number 1.

Mateya
07-26-2008, 08:45 PM
Gilles convinced me a long time ago and I know he is never gonna be top 10 or some GS champion.
He is not "the real deal" like let's say Djoker, just a very good player with his ups and downs. Beating Fedmug and great 2008 season will probably be one of the highlights of his carrer, with some good tournament runs now and again. :)
:wavey:

Iván
10-18-2008, 06:57 PM
Ahem...............

finishingmove
10-18-2008, 07:05 PM
:D

grand slam for simon next year

finishingmove
10-18-2008, 07:09 PM
fuck, he saved like 17 bps today...

Chris Seahorse
10-18-2008, 07:09 PM
I think Simon has seen this thread and decided to use it a list of his professional goals. Still quite a lot left for him to accomplish on this list but one by one, slowly and methodically, as is his natural tendency, he is getting through the list. He's beaten Federer, he's beaten Nadal, although not yet on clay, and he is now targeting his 1st Masters title a top 10 ranking and a place in Shanghai.

I must say, realistically, being a toyboy to Mirka might be a challenge, as Roger and Mirka seem quite committed to each other but who knows? :shrug:

almouchie
10-18-2008, 07:10 PM
he is a somply unassuming player
i would have liked to watch him play federer
sort of test him to the barometer
he has done more than enough to earn respect

PiggyGotRoasted
10-18-2008, 07:12 PM
Save 24 Bps In A Row - that just about happened today

Bilbo
10-18-2008, 07:13 PM
best bp savour on tour

LinkMage
10-18-2008, 07:19 PM
Today he showed he can be at the top. He outplayed Nadull from the baseline. :eek:

Scotso
10-18-2008, 07:19 PM
He will never beat a guy like Nadal or someone who doesn't give him 10000000 easy points off of unforced errors. He is Hewitt-lite.

:D

octatennis
10-18-2008, 07:28 PM
suicide.

Mateya
10-18-2008, 07:29 PM
Oh my god!

:haha: :haha: :crazy:

And Bilbo has become a proud supporter of Simon - that speaks for itself.

I will keep my head on the earth...this Madrid was probably the highlight of Gilles career. He could lost against Igor in first round, remember? :spit:

FedererGrandSlam
10-18-2008, 07:30 PM
Allez Gilles! Let the haters hate.

Tutu
10-18-2008, 07:48 PM
Absolutely nothing.

Im convinced.

ChinoRios4Ever
10-18-2008, 07:49 PM
Beating Nadal in Spain is enough for me. He's for real.

MIMIC
10-18-2008, 09:31 PM
I love Simon. So many unexpected wins from him this year.

Guy Haines
10-18-2008, 09:48 PM
Gilles continues to exceed my hopes as a fan.

And not just by fighting from deficits and winning against the odds -- he was a superb sportsman out there today.

Today's win is dedicated to Truc and to Ivan.

Tutu
10-18-2008, 09:55 PM
Gilles continues to exceed my hopes as a fan.

And not just by fighting from deficits and winning against the odds -- he was a superb sportsman out there today.

Today's win is dedicated to Truc and to Ivan.

:worship:

MaryX
10-19-2008, 02:15 AM
Beating Nadal in Spain is enough for me. He's for real.


I think the same.I've watched all his matches in Madrid, and he turned me from hater to admirer.What a spirit.

federernadalfan
10-19-2008, 02:56 AM
simon the unexpected, he wins when you don't expect it

mgorganchian
10-19-2008, 03:44 AM
Sorry for this question. What is a MM tournament?

finishingmove
10-19-2008, 03:46 AM
Sorry for this question. What is a MM tournament?

MTF jargon. short for mickey mouse.

irrelevant tournament

Clydey
10-19-2008, 09:26 AM
MTF jargon. short for mickey mouse.

irrelevant tournament

Forget Gilles Simon.

I think YOU are the real deal. I'm convinced now.

CooCooCachoo
10-19-2008, 10:06 AM
I still don't think he's the real deal, but he is achieving much more than I ever thought he would. I really hope for him to make the YEC.

opeth84
10-19-2008, 10:28 AM
When a player can take Wimbledon and Roland Garros from Fed an Nadal then a bandwagon may be in order. But real deal compared to what?

I mean full credit to him for what he's been able to acheive this year. He's clearly the best French player this year whether you like his game or not. He's gets the Win which his fellow countryman don't seem to be capable of. Simply making his game more effective then the likes of Gasquet/Tsonga/Paul Henri Mathieu... If you don't like that fact then go watch some exhibitions instead.

But on the other hand people shouldn't be so quick to be talking up big things for him being a big factor in all tournaments from this day foward.Because your posts will become annoying rather quickly.

This ain't a response to any direct post made here but just to the Simon Haters and Fanatics :)

finishingmove
10-19-2008, 11:11 AM
Forget Gilles Simon.

I think YOU are the real deal. I'm convinced now.

sup clydey.

how far am i from being the goat?

Clydey
10-19-2008, 12:03 PM
sup clydey.

how far am i from being the goat?

What are you talking about? Dude, you're already the GOAT.

richie21
10-19-2008, 12:17 PM
When a player can take Wimbledon and Roland Garros from Fed an Nadal then a bandwagon may be in order. But real deal compared to what?

I mean full credit to him for what he's been able to acheive this year. He's clearly the best French player this year whether you like his game or not. He's gets the Win which his fellow countryman don't seem to be capable of. Simply making his game more effective then the likes of Gasquet/Tsonga/Paul Henri Mathieu... If you don't like that fact then go watch some exhibitions instead.


Do me a favor,don't ever put Tsonga in the same wagon as those chokers.
Tsonga so far is just unlucky to have had all those injuries.

Burrow
10-19-2008, 12:27 PM
Absolutely nothing.

Im convinced.

ha when did golovin start smoking

Snoo Foo
12-18-2008, 01:54 PM
Dude.

Iván
12-18-2008, 01:54 PM
thanks snoo foo

reggie1
12-18-2008, 02:20 PM
Maybe find the cure for Cancer? Nothing else will convince people will it?! I think the poor Sod has proved himself enough.

timafi
12-18-2008, 07:29 PM
make the semis at a major just like Blake
he's a good player but give me a break,4th round best finish and he's an "elite" player?:rolleyes:

scarecrows
12-18-2008, 08:01 PM
make the semis at a major just like Blake
he's a good player but give me a break,4th round best finish and he's an "elite" player?:rolleyes:

3d round

reggie1
12-18-2008, 08:08 PM
I think he's done enough to convince he is up there with the big boys. He has beaten the big boys. I like him and his game but I know I am in the minority.

ClaudiuS
05-25-2009, 12:47 AM
Try to get at least two decent seasons in a row. :shrug:

Roddickominator
05-25-2009, 12:54 AM
Tennis fans don't respect guys who play a wuss bitch coward style like Simon.

To change this he needs to start hitting 100+ mph forehands.
Start serving 140 mph+.
Win matches using S&V.
Stop pushing all the time.

Until Simon does this he will be a mug. So best starting juicing now Gilles.

FNT
05-25-2009, 01:15 AM
I don't know, how about winning something... Anything?

Johnny Groove
05-25-2009, 01:21 AM
Generate his own pace.

luie
05-25-2009, 02:11 AM
Tennis fans don't respect guys who play a wuss bitch coward style like Simon.

To change this he needs to start hitting 100+ mph forehands.
Start serving 140 mph+.
Win matches using S&V.
Stop pushing all the time.

Until Simon does this he will be a mug. So best starting juicing now Gilles.
Nah.135mph + would be adequate.He does have a small frame after all.:p

alfonsojose
05-25-2009, 04:32 AM
show what your bulge is made off, babe :hearts:

FedFan_2007
05-25-2009, 05:19 AM
Stop being a fucking mug pusher.