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AO R1 Simon def Andujar 6-4 6-1 6-1

MsTree
01-20-2009, 04:02 AM
Masterful display by Gillou after a slightly shaky first set. And a dismal 1st serve (47%) Some awesome passing shots and improving netplay. Good signs for the future! :)

Rafa = Fed Killa
01-20-2009, 04:09 AM
Spartan Simon :worship:

turtle-rn
01-20-2009, 04:17 AM
Cool start! :D

Allez Gillou! :(

HoistDaColors
01-20-2009, 04:58 AM
I've always liked how sharp and well disguised his backhand is but now his forehand is a reliable weapon as well. Allez Gilles :yeah:

Leo
01-20-2009, 05:18 AM
This is a good sign for him after his terrible Hopman Cup/preparatory performances. Let's make a deep run here, Gilles. :) Ranking points to gain too.

Nastasie
01-20-2009, 05:22 AM
Masterful display by Gillou after a slightly shaky first set. And a dismal 1st serve (47%) Some awesome passing shots and improving netplay. Good signs for the future! :)

:yeah:

And needs to cut down on the lame UEs too, but there have definitely been improvements!

Davodus
01-20-2009, 06:31 AM
allez gilles! :)

VolandriFan
01-20-2009, 10:40 AM
Gilles really lifted his game after the first set and didn't look back. He kept Andujar on the defensive and attacked off the right balls. :yeah: Overall, when it got tight, Simon played the big points better.

And Pablo, well I have to admit I found myself cheering for him (sometimes it's hard to say who you'd prefer to win out of your favorite players until you see them up against each other). He did play ok, but had some horrible misses off backhand volleys. I always knew Pablo was handsome, but in person he's absolutely stunning. :hearts:

finishingmove
01-20-2009, 11:09 AM
saw a bit of the first set, and simon was pretty sharp

MsTree
01-20-2009, 11:21 AM
The best thing about the first set was the ace he started it with :)
He barely got a handful of 1st serves in after that :eek: Needs more work Gilles!
His passes though are brutal, I hope someone capped this match! :)

richie21
01-20-2009, 11:34 AM
So simple....

vincayou
01-20-2009, 12:06 PM
Very impressed by Simon. He played like a n°6.

sammy01
01-20-2009, 12:26 PM
yes, good start for simon, keep it up!

VolandriFan
01-20-2009, 12:57 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/5wmgz5.jpg def. http://i40.tinypic.com/30kd6is.jpg

MsTree
01-20-2009, 01:26 PM
:lol: You should give the ATP a hand with their pic selection and graphics :)

rtgy
01-20-2009, 08:26 PM
Masterful display by Gillou after a slightly shaky first set. And a dismal 1st serve (47%) Some awesome passing shots and improving netplay. Good signs for the future! :)

Cool start! :D

Allez Gillou!


:rocker2:

Guy Haines
01-20-2009, 10:29 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/5wmgz5.jpg def. http://i40.tinypic.com/30kd6is.jpg

Definite dreamboat battle. :D

Glad to hear that Gilles is getting back on course, though that first serve percentage HAS to improve for him to be any kind of contender.

It was at the AO last year that my like for Gilles became fandom. Hope he does more than just make it over the 3rd round wall -- he deserves it.