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Will Gilles Simon ever reach the top 10 again?

william_renshaw
08-07-2010, 02:37 AM
Gilles Simon is one of the world's most popular players. We admire his movement, defensive skills, superb backhand, ability to inject pace and turn defence into attack, and above all heart and courage. Who could forget his victories from behind over Federer (twice) and Nadal in 2008. And his magnificent run to the Australian Open QFs in 2009.

He is clearly one of the most talented players in the world, and can adapt his game to all surfaces. But sadly injuries this year have resulted in a drop in his ranking and a loss in his confidence. Will this much admired Frenchman manage to battle his way back into the top echelons of the game :) ? or are his best days behind him :( ?

Tutu
08-07-2010, 02:39 AM
The :) option.

The Magician
08-07-2010, 02:40 AM
Mug Op :o As for the actual question, at best he'll be a David Ferrer hanging around the top 20 except with indoors as his best surface instead of clay. Top 10 is more crowded than ever anyway, Roddick (who has become Simon with a serve) can't even stay in it.

emotion
08-07-2010, 02:46 AM
Simon has twice Roddick's game. I called that upset. They have same game, Simon the better at executing it.

green25814
08-07-2010, 02:47 AM
Troll thread

Pirata.
08-07-2010, 03:32 AM
Simon has twice Roddick's game. I called that upset. They have same game, Simon the better at executing it.

:haha:

Twice his game and better at executing it? Right, and how many Slam titles/finals does Simon have? Are you confusing him with Murray who also has been in more Slam finals than Simon?

Macbrother
08-07-2010, 03:51 AM
:lol: well spoken, sir. :yeah:

Filo V.
08-07-2010, 04:02 AM
Top 10? I won't say no, but probably not. More likely I think is he will hang around the 12-18 range.

Ibracadabra
08-07-2010, 04:06 AM
If simon had roddicks serve he would have won the same if not more than roddick imo.

orangehat
08-07-2010, 04:45 AM
:lol: at the simontards here.

Forehander
08-07-2010, 04:56 AM
If simon had roddicks serve he would have won the same if not more than roddick imo.

Err same goes for everybody else other than giants such as Karlovic and Isner?

emotion
08-07-2010, 05:05 AM
I meant ground game, not serve...

Ibracadabra
08-07-2010, 06:19 AM
Err same goes for everybody else other than giants such as Karlovic and Isner?

Suppose so but simon can actually attack unlike roddick

Sapeod
08-07-2010, 06:25 AM
Gilles Simon is one of the world's most popular players. We admire his movement, defensive skills, superb backhand, ability to inject pace and turn defence into attack, and above all heart and courage. Who could forget his victories from behind over Federer (twice) and Nadal in 2008. And his magnificent run to the Australian Open QFs in 2009.

He is clearly one of the most talented players in the world, and can adapt his game to all surfaces. But sadly injuries this year have resulted in a drop in his ranking and a loss in his confidence. Will this much admired Frenchman manage to battle his way back into the top echelons of the game :) ? or are his best days behind him :( ?
Lots of flaws in this post, as I have pointed out:

Who's we?
Anyone can inject pace.
The words "attack" and "Simon" should never be used in the same thread.
He is not one of the most talented players in the world. No way!!!
He can't adapt his game to all surfaces, he is hideously bad on clay.

The answer is no.
His fluke year was 2008, and that is two years behind us.

FiBeR
08-07-2010, 06:34 AM
Lots of flaws in this post, as I have pointed out:

Who's we?
Anyone can inject pace.
The words "attack" and "Simon" should never be used in the same thread.
He is not one of the most talented players in the world. No way!!!
He can't adapt his game to all surfaces, he is hideously bad on clay.

The answer is no.
His fluke year was 2008, and that is two years behind us.

-we refeers to his fans and followers and there are some out there
-ok, you got that right
-oh come on, give him a break. he does score winners now and then
-you dont beat ljubicic in a leg if you are not talented however badly you choke. it requires talent to beat a non-french tennis player with one knee (i remember an AO match with kuerten beating saulnier)
-he does change his game and won 3 out of his 5 titles on clay.ok 2 bucharests and 1 casablanca whatever but he did win the titles.

Sapeod
08-07-2010, 06:38 AM
-we refeers to his fans and followers and there are some out there
-ok, you got that right
-oh come on, give him a break. he does score winners now and then
-you dont beat ljubicic in a leg if you are not talented however badly you choke. it requires talent to beat a non-french tennis player with one knee (i remember an AO match with kuerten beating saulnier)
-he does change his game and won 3 out of his 5 titles on clay.ok 2 bucharests and 1 casablanca whatever but he did win the titles.
You mean yawntards?
Yes, I did.
Yeah, a winner every few games or so.
He beat Ljubicic with one knee, Ljubicic being the key word in this sentence.
Last clay title being two years ago. Past two years, he sucks badly on the surface.

scarecrows
08-07-2010, 06:40 AM
thankfully no

henke007
08-07-2010, 07:32 AM
Simon will never reach the top 10 again. Why you ask well its easy, he made the top 10 in some kind of Era change before Sod,Birdie got their acts together >>(Cilic, Tsonga, Nando) and before Delpo made his real breakthrough. He hasn't the big game to go far in the big tourneys. At best he can push with Roddick for a 10th spot but its a stretch!!

Hope this helps!!

paseo
08-07-2010, 07:49 AM
I'm sorry, but I just don't know :sad:

FlameOn
08-07-2010, 08:42 AM
He will get back there someday soon.

oranges
08-07-2010, 12:31 PM
Don't think so. Doubtful that he'll hit the same form any time soon and even if he does it's dubious it would be enough

Certinfy
08-07-2010, 12:40 PM
Doubt it, maybe top 15 at most.

MacTheKnife
08-07-2010, 01:06 PM
His best shot is if the whole top 10 is injured or in a slump. Oh wait..

God I hope not, but it is possible with the current condition of the top guys.

latso
08-07-2010, 01:46 PM
huh, equal number of haters and objective ppl

small step for this thread, huge leap for MTF :rolleyes:

cocrcici
08-07-2010, 02:52 PM
Without any doubt yes.

misty1
08-07-2010, 02:54 PM
i think he can and id like to see him there but its more likely he'll be in the 12-15 range

straitup
08-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Like everyone else, he'll probably hover in the 11-20 range...he could see some glimpses in the top 10 and he could also see some glimpses just hanging on to the top 30. When he's playing well, he's going to be tough to beat like he was in 2008.

Gilles would go a lot further in his quest for the top 10 again if he can make another QF at a slam, or better yet, 1-up that

docking34
08-07-2010, 03:20 PM
simone wont get nowhere
same with roddick
same with him
both mugheadpushers
both to be banned
for life.

Tutu
08-07-2010, 03:47 PM
Lots of flaws in this post, as I have pointed out:

Who's we?
Anyone can inject pace.
The words "attack" and "Simon" should never be used in the same thread.
He is not one of the most talented players in the world. No way!!!
He can't adapt his game to all surfaces, he is hideously bad on clay.

The answer is no.
His fluke year was 2008, and that is two years behind us.
Shut up fool. You're such a mess. :lol:




People are so stupid when they call him a pusher, simply because he isn't. What makes him so good is the fact that he moves the ball around so well. He redirects power and plays angles. His strokes are so smooth and his timing so crip that he can vary his hit point - relaxing and waiting for the ball to come to him before randomly injecting pace and taking the ball extremely early which puts his opponent off-balance. He enjoys coming to the net and serve-volleys or makes his way into the net on practically every important point.

But MTF doesn't see that. All they see is 'pusher' because he doesn't have huge strokes and a booming serve. And even his serve is underrated because he usually (AKA not since his comeback) places it so well. I mean people were hyperventilating over the fact that he hit 7 aces yesterday. :lol:

If people took the time to look at and understand his game, they would see it too. The hilarious thing is that when he drifts back behind the baseline and becomes too passive, he usually loses just like yesterday. But apparently he's a pusher... :lol: But whatever, MTF is MTF.