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2011 Schedule & Ranking

lalaland
11-23-2010, 06:23 PM
I think we are all looking forward to first half of next year to see how he will manage to get his ranking up. So let's have a schedule thread that also tracks his ranking progress. Hopefully, it will be a fun ride next year.
His 2010 year-end ranking: 41

2011
01/03-01/09 : Brisbane - ATP 250 - lost R1 to Giraldo Rank: 41
01/10-01/16 : Sydney - ATP 250 - WON TITLE :rocker2: Rank: 34
01/17-01/30 : Australian Open - lost R2 to Federer :sad: Rank: 34
01/31-02/06 : -
02/07-02/13 : Rotterdam - ATP 500 - lost R1 to Paire Rank: 33
02/14-02/20 : Marseille - ATP 250 - lost R2 to Youzhny :hug: Rank: 33
02/21-02/27 : Dubai - ATP 500 - lost QF to Gasquet :mad: Rank: 30
03/04-03/06 : Davis Cup @ Austria - lost to Melzer :tears: Rank: 31
03/10-03/20 : Indian Wells - ATP 1000 - lost R3 to Karlovic Rank: 27
03/23-04/03 : Miami - ATP 1000 - retired from QF match :sobbing: Rank: 23
04/04-04/10 : Casablanca - ATP 250 - lost QF to Starace...Rank: 24
04/11-04/17 : Monte Carlo - ATP 1000 - lost R3 to Murray :shrug: Rank: 22
04/18-04/24 : -
04/25-05/01 : Estoril - ATP 250 - lost QF to Raonic Rank: 20
05/02-05/08 : Madrid - ATP 1000 - lost R2 to Murray *sigh* Rank: 19
05/09-05/15 : Rome - ATP 1000 - lost R2 to Chela Rank: 19
05/16-05/22 : -
05/23-06/05 : Roland Garros - lost R4 to Soderling...Rank 16
06/06-06/12 : Queen's Club - ATP 250 - retired from R2 match :sadface: Rank: 16
06/13-06/19 : -
06/20-07/03 : Wimbledon - lost R3 to Del Potro :sad: Rank: 18
07/09-07/10 : Davis Cup - replacement @ Germany
07/10-07/17 : Stuttgart - ATP 250 - lost R1 to Montanes Rank: 18
07/18-07/24 : Hamburg - ATP 500 WON TITLE :woohoo: Rank: 11
07/25-07/31 : -
08/01-08/07 : -
08/08-08/14 : Montreal - ATP 1000 - lost R1 to Petzschner :facepalm: Rank: 12
08/15-08/21 : Cincinnati - ATP 1000 - lost QF to Murray :hug: Rank: 12 Race: 11
08/22-08/28 : -
08/29-09/11 : US Open - lost R4 to Isner :banghead: Rank: 11 Race: 11
09/16-09/18 : Davis Cup @Spain - lost to Ferrer Rank: 11 Race: 12
09/19-09/25 : -
09/26-10/02 : Bangkok - ATP 250 - lost SF to Murray Rank: 12 Race: 11
10/03-10/09 : Beijing - ATP 500 - lost R1 to Granollers :( Rank: 12 Race: 11
10/10-10/16 : Shanghai - ATP 1000 - lost R3 to Ebden :rolleyes: Rank: 12 Race: 10
10/17-10/23 : -
10/24-10/30 : St. Petersburg - ATP 250 - lost R1 to Mannarino :tears: Rank: 12 Race: 12
10/31-11/06 : Valencia - ATP 500 - lost R1 to Davydenko :sobbing: Rank: 14 Race: 12
11/07-11/13 : Paris - ATP 1000 - lost R2 to Monaco :facepalm:

Year End Ranking: 12

MsTree
11-23-2010, 07:39 PM
Nice thread Lala :)

I've been trying to post on it for about 20 mins but keep getting database errors. Wonder if MTF will pick up its game in 2011? :lol:

and Allez Gilles :D

sammy01
11-23-2010, 08:14 PM
hope he can pick up some points early next year, he has nothing to defend afterall

Scotso
11-24-2010, 04:58 PM
It's going to be a good year. :yeah: That's a good thing since the world is ending in 2012.

Silver.
11-25-2010, 07:32 PM
I never even realised how short the off season is! Especially for the DC players and WTF. I hope he finds enough time to spend with little Thimothee. Allez Gillou :)

FlameOn
11-26-2010, 08:01 AM
I hope Gillou can make a big rise in the rankings again next year. :)

lalaland
11-30-2010, 06:16 PM
Gilles' on the entry list of Sydney.

Gillouthe best
12-27-2010, 05:13 PM
Gillou is playing with Serra in Brisbane at doubles

lalaland
12-28-2010, 11:09 PM
As expected, Gilles will be at Rotterdam. Great field, cut off at 42 so he's the last one to make it to MD, phew...

Kezzi
12-29-2010, 01:22 AM
That is great news! :bounce: I really need to get me a new pic with him. Discovered that while looking through pics for the contest. :o :p

Gillouthe best
12-31-2010, 05:46 PM
¿ Is Gilles going to change of racquet?

lalaland
01-01-2011, 01:54 AM
¿ Is Gilles going to change of racquet?

Not that I know of. What makes you think he change racquet?
Anyway, just saw Davodus' practice pics from Brisbane, he's still using Head, at least at practice.

Gillouthe best
01-01-2011, 10:32 AM
I was thinking not of brand, of model

lalaland
01-05-2011, 01:26 AM
I was thinking not of brand, of model

oh, ok. Sorry, can't help you, I don't really pay attention to what racquet he uses.


BTW, Gilles entered Marseille!

WarriorA
01-05-2011, 02:30 AM
Thanks for the updates about his schedule :)

btw - according to the ATP website, Gilles uses a Head YOUTEK Prestige Midplus Racquet
(http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_YOUTEK_Prestige_MP/descpageRCHEAD-HYTPMP.html?from=atp)

Gillouthe best
01-05-2011, 11:19 AM
Thanks guys

Silver.
01-15-2011, 11:24 AM
Gilles number 34! One place behind Gasquet. Not sure why, but i have some sort of rivalry in my head between Simon and Gasquet...I can't wait for him to be ahead of him :devil: I think it's because of the two strong fanbases for the french players :P

lalaland
01-15-2011, 08:05 PM
Yes, ranking up to 34th. Since this thread is about number, thought I'll do something fun. So here's the statistic summary of Gilles' titles.


8 titles he won so far
7 cities he won titles in (Marseille/Bucharest 2/Indianaopolis/Casablanca/Bangkok/Metz/Sydney)
6 different months in the year he won titles (Jan/Feb/May/July/Sept/Oct)
5 consecutive years he won at least a title (2007-2011) in 5 continents (Europe/Africa/N.A./Asia/Australia)
4th among French for most titles (Noah 23/Forget 11/Leconte 9)
3 different surfaces (indoor hard/outdoor hard/clay)
2 titles since he elevated his status to papa Simon (Baby Timothee is 4 months old)
1 set lost among all 8 finals he won (lost 1st set in 07 Bucharest, all other wins in straight sets)
0 set lost on his way to 2 of his titles (Marseille 07/Sydney 11)

MsTree
01-15-2011, 08:13 PM
That was interesting! I was wondering where he was in the French grand scheme of things :D Thanks Lala :hug:

Boomer23
01-15-2011, 08:35 PM
Nice stats and nicely presented !

Kezzi
01-15-2011, 09:12 PM
Yes, ranking up to 34th. Since this thread is about number, thought I'll do something fun. So here's the statistic summary of Gilles' titles.

2 titles since he elevates his status to papa Simon (Baby Timothee is 4 months old)
Nice list! :yeah:

And this stat just sounds so cute. :hearts: Papa Simon & baby Timothee. :inlove:
Little Timmy is turning out to be a lucky charm for him. :D

aloniv
01-16-2011, 04:48 AM
Gilles has also won two titles without dropping a set (the first was Marseilles).

lalaland
01-16-2011, 09:45 PM
Gilles has also won two titles without dropping a set (the first was Marseilles).

Oh, this is a great stat.

I had that baby daddy stat stuck in my mind the moment he won, so I didn't even try to think about other stat for the number 2 when I wrote the list. But this straight sets win probably is more relevant. :D

Nice list! :yeah:
Little Timmy is turning out to be a lucky charm for him. :D

When we found out that he's going to be a father, I'm sure we were all wondering how's Gilles gonna handle a tennis career when he becomes a father. Now we know, little Timothee is daddy's lucky charm.

Kezzi
01-16-2011, 10:58 PM
Oh, this is a great stat.

I had that baby daddy stat stuck in my mind the moment he won, so I didn't even try to think about other stat for the number 2 when I wrote the list. But this straight sets win probably is more relevant. :D

When we found out that he's going to be a father, I'm sure we were all wondering how's Gilles gonna handle a tennis career when he becomes a father. Now we know, little Timothee is daddy's lucky charm.
Relevant: yes, amazing: yes, but cute: no. :p
You could make a stat with 0 sets lost on his way to 2 titles. Not really how it's meant to be, but then both stats are in there. ;)

I sure was, but I'm happy with the way how Gilles handles it. Like he said, Timothee has a very good mother who takes care of him, because his father is far away (:awww: ), so :worship: :worship: :worship: Carine! If I ever see her at a tournament, I will thank her for being so amazing. :D I know it must be difficult for her to do it without him and of course for Gilles to leave her and his baby behind. And besides that, to me she comes across as a very nice girl. :)

lalaland
01-16-2011, 11:16 PM
You could make a stat with 0 sets lost on his way to 2 titles. Not really how it's meant to be, but then both stats are in there. ;)

Excellent idea :yeah:, I edited the list.


so :worship: :worship: :worship: Carine! If I ever see her at a tournament, I will thank her for being so amazing. :D I know it must be difficult for her to do it without him and of course for Gilles to leave her and his baby behind. And besides that, to me she comes across as a very nice girl. :)

Can you tell her that I also think she's amazing? When Gilles said Carine didn't want to go to Metz because she was worried the baby will keep Gilles up at nite and that may affect him in the tournament, I thought how great she is. I mean, if I were her, I'll probably tell him to not go to the tournament to spend time with me :p. I don't know if I can be so selfless for my man.

Kezzi
01-16-2011, 11:30 PM
Excellent idea :yeah:, I edited the list.

Can you tell her that I also think she's amazing? When Gilles said Carine didn't want to go to Metz because she was worried the baby will keep Gilles up at nite and that may affect him in the tournament, I thought how great she is. I mean, if I were her, I'll probably tell him to not go to the tournament to spend time with me :p. I don't know if I can be so selfless for my man.
Cool :yeah:

Of course! I'm thinking exactly the same, I think that after a few nights of being kept awake, I'd be so frustrated that I'd probably call him and say "Get your ass back home asap!". :tape: :o
I don't even know how to describe how awesome it is that she wants to sacrifice the precious time she can have with him so he can do well in a tournament. :awww: And I bet it didn't even cross her mind that there are nannies who could take care of her little man like many others would've thought about to be able to go their own way. :tape:

lalaland
01-16-2011, 11:55 PM
:lol:. We are totally drooling over Carine for her awesomeness. Gilles is a lucky man. Then again, I also think he's a great guy (the fact that he doesn't go partying is enough to win me over ;)) and so deserving to have a great woman and have great babies :D.

Kezzi
01-17-2011, 12:03 AM
Who says we are only allowed to drool over Gilles? His gf/fiancée/wife is some serious competition here. :lol:
That's enough to win me over as well, just as much as his cute smile, his fabulous personality and especially his statements. :) He is so down to earth and hilarious at the same time when he says things like I've put in my sig. :D

lalaland
01-17-2011, 12:22 AM
Who says we are only allowed to drool over Gilles? His gf/fiancée/wife is some serious competition here. :lol:
And Timothee will soon join the competition too, it's only a matter of time when we'll get to see him running around the court after daddy ;).


as much as his cute smile, his fabulous personality and especially his statements. :) He is so down to earth and hilarious at the same time when he says things like I've put in my sig. :D

not to mention his handsomeness and his lack of self-aware of his own look. I especially loves that he pulls all kind of faces and often stuck his tongues out during matches. The only thing I don't like about Gilles is his grumpiness, but he said his 2011 resolution is to stop whinning on court, hopefully he'll manage to stick to it.

Silver.
01-24-2011, 05:16 PM
Thanks for keeping this updated lalaland, great thread :)

lalaland
01-31-2011, 08:09 PM
Gilles stays at 34 this week. He will play Rotterdam next week. Although he has no points to defend in Feb, to gain any point is not exactly easy. For all 3 tournaments (Rotterdam, Marseille and Dubai), he will need to get to SF to start gaining pt. Well, we'll see what happens then. Hoping for good draws *finger-crossed*.

Silver.
02-01-2011, 04:04 PM
Hmm, i thought i was finally getting how the points system worked, but now i'm confused. Why can't Gilles gain points until a SF?

aloniv
02-01-2011, 05:14 PM
Actually Rotterdam is a 500, so with a QF Gilles will gain 15 points (Sunrise will be deleted from his ranking).

lalaland
02-01-2011, 06:17 PM
That's right, I forgot that he can count 4 ATP500. In fact, I'm a bit confused about how the smaller tournament is going to be counted now that he's a non-commitment player. But I'm assuming that unless he's missing any slams/ATP 1000, otherwise, if he plays all his slams and ATP 1000, then the points from slams/1000 will all be counted regardless, even if he gains more pts from smaller events. That way, the only restriction that won't be enforced on him is that he doesn't need to meet the ATP500 requirement, but does he still get zero pointer (which I kinda think that only applies to commitment player, is that correct?). Well, anyway, I have many questions regarding the ranking system. But I'll try to be patient and let it play out along the way.

Silver.
02-04-2011, 09:22 PM
Rotterdam draw:

(7)LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR
QUALIFIER v SIMON, Gilles FRA
MAYER, Florian GER v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP v (2) MURRAY, Andy GBR

Anyone else think this is quite a good draw? The only major difficulty would be Murray and I think he will be tired after the AO run :) he may even be knocked out before the quarters.

FlameOn
02-04-2011, 10:13 PM
Yeah who knows which Murray will show up.

lalaland
02-21-2011, 12:11 AM
Gilles ends this week at 33. Dubai is the last week to jock for seeding position for IW. My brief calculation is that he will start at 31 next week but who know if he will stay there though. Hopefully, he will manage a seeding at IW, then he will at least be safely away from Youzhny until at least R4 ;) (that somehow feels more perilous than meeting top 8 in R3 :p).

Allez Gilles. How about gain some pts in Dubai ;).

Gillouthe best
02-22-2011, 06:50 AM
Ferrero has withdrawn from IW and Miami, so he will be more than probably seed

lalaland
02-22-2011, 07:07 AM
Sadly, Ferrero ranked lower than Gilles, so he has no seeding position to give up in IW. This week, Ferrero is ranked 34, next week, he'll be out of top 40.

lalaland
02-23-2011, 06:18 PM
With the win today, he finally managed to add pts and now I'm quite sure he's safe to get a seeding for IW. I didn't really consider Davis Cup's pts and if and how it will affect, I just assume it's not gonna affect much.

Btw, he's on Casablanca's entry list, so he will start his clay season first week of April right after Miami. I also expect he will be in Monte Carlo although I'll wait for entry list to confirm. Which means, he plays since Rotterdam, every single week until mid April :eek::rolleyes:. But IW and Miami are 2 weeks tournament which doesn't seem as demanding.

Gillouthe best
02-26-2011, 09:29 AM
Gael has withdrawn from Indian Wells, so he is now 29th seed, because he will be ranked 30 this week. Also Ljubo and Tsonga are not sur e to enter so he might be 27th seed. Also in Miami, if Ljubo doesnt get to SF or better in IW, he will gain a position on the ranking, plus that he doesnt defend points in Indy and Miami, So lala, do he has to defend points on Sunrise¿

lalaland
02-26-2011, 07:04 PM
Gael has withdrawn from Indian Wells, so he is now 29th seed, because he will be ranked 30 this week. Also Ljubo and Tsonga are not sur e to enter so he might be 27th seed. Also in Miami, if Ljubo doesnt get to SF or better in IW, he will gain a position on the ranking, plus that he doesnt defend points in Indy and Miami, So lala, do he has to defend points on Sunrise¿

No, his Sunrise pts has already been replaced by Dubai's pts.

32 to 25 seeds is the same, will get 1-8 in 3rd round. As for Miami, we'll have to see what happened in IW to determine if he will gain position or not, that's always a chance other below him may put up good performance to surpass him. So we should wait. The good news is, every match he wins in the next 5 ATP 1000 (IW, Mia, MC if he enters, Rome and Madrid), plus RG will gain him points. I think his goal for RG should be 16th seed, it's very achievable. Then again, on clay, for him, I have no idea what to expect.

Gillouthe best
03-07-2011, 07:00 PM
Gilles ranked 31 this week, but after Mischa and Nalby withdrawns he is the 28th seed at IW

Silver.
03-29-2011, 01:42 PM
Love the first post of this thread, great to look at to get an idea of his season so far. Unfortunately the sad emoticons are still outweighing the happy ones, I hope this will change ;)

Sombrerero loco
03-30-2011, 11:48 AM
so ranked 23rd reaching the quarterfinals in miami...

lalaland
04-02-2011, 08:08 PM
Gilles will be 23rd next week, which makes him 17 on the entry list to Monte Carlo, just missed out for seeding :(. Oh well. I hope he makes it to 16 by RG, hard but doable.

MsTree
04-02-2011, 08:55 PM
He's done really really well to keep the upwards momentum going, hope this neck thing isn't a recurring problem though!
I really like the way you've put his ranking after each tournie, good to keep track of it like that! :)

Kezzi
04-02-2011, 09:22 PM
I love that too, it's a great thread. :yeah: And I'm proud of Gilles, let's hope his neck won't bother him anymore and he can go up even more, allez! :rocker2:

Gillouthe best
04-02-2011, 09:55 PM
Lala, at what round does Gilles need to get in Casablanca to gain points?

lalaland
04-02-2011, 10:31 PM
His lowest optional pts is 90, so he needs to get to Final to gain pts in Casablanca.

Silver.
04-04-2011, 11:53 PM
I've just been trying to swat up on the rankings system, it still confuses me. Even though they got rid of it, the race is pretty interesting :) Gilles is 17th, not bad ;) http://tennislive.free.fr/race

edit: the top frenchman :)

Scotso
04-06-2011, 08:33 AM
I've just been trying to swat up on the rankings system, it still confuses me. Even though they got rid of it, the race is pretty interesting :) Gilles is 17th, not bad ;) http://tennislive.free.fr/race

edit: the top frenchman :)

Nole is absolutely killing it this year.

lalaland
04-06-2011, 08:14 PM
Nole is absolutely killing it this year.

He'll make London soon :D

I've just been trying to swat up on the rankings system, it still confuses me. Even though they got rid of it, the race is pretty interesting :) Gilles is 17th, not bad ;) http://tennislive.free.fr/race

edit: the top frenchman :)
I actually only know how to calculate the committed player. Like I was looking at Golubev's ranking pts and can't understand why they don't count more than 4 ATP500 events for him since he's not a committed player either. Oh well, I hope I don't need to bother to do that calculation for Gilles, as long as Gilles performed like a top 30 and gets pts on bigger events, then I don't have to bother.

He is actually off pace compares to his 2009 results. He has 810 pts by end of Mia that year. Granted, he was top 8 and had easier draws then so it's understandable that the path is more difficult this year. Just hope he gets to 16 by RG, if not, to be seeded 17-24 in a slam is still not bad, at least no top 8 until R16.


BTW, I'm glad you guys like this thread, I for sure have fun updating it every tournament. :)


__________
P.S. few days later, figured out that the max number of ATP500 to be counted is 4 for everyone (committed or not), hence...mystery solved.

Kezzi
04-06-2011, 08:19 PM
I don't even know what committed player means, so let alone I know how to calculate the rank. :tape: :p

lalaland
04-06-2011, 08:27 PM
Here's the rule to explain the "committed":

In 2011, any player who finished in the 2010 year-end Top 30 will be required to compete in four Grand Slam tournaments and eight ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. In addition, the Best 4 ATP World Tour 500 and Best 2 other events (ATP World Tour 250 and Challengers) will be counted towards a player's ranking. All direct acceptance players at the time of the entry deadline who do not play will receive a 0-pointer in their ranking.

So Top 30 are committed by ATP to play certain tournaments and got penalized if they don't.

Kezzi
04-06-2011, 08:36 PM
Thanks, I think I get it now. :) And what happens to this rule when they are injured? I mean, it's not fair to penalize them if they are not able to play for good reasons...

lalaland
04-06-2011, 08:47 PM
They got 0 point for the slams and ATP1000 no matter what if they don't play for whatever reason. As for ATP500, if they are injured for more than 30 days (or show up for promotions even if you can't play), then they don't get penalized.

Kezzi
04-06-2011, 10:03 PM
They got 0 point for the slams and ATP1000 no matter what if they don't play for whatever reason. As for ATP500, if they are injured for more than 30 days (or show up for promotions even if you can't play), then they don't get penalized.
It must be me, but how's that a penalty?
If you don't play, you don't earn points imo, doesn't really matter if you're top 30 or not. Or am I being too logical here? :scratch:
I thought they'd get an extra penalty for not playing those tournaments.

lalaland
04-06-2011, 10:42 PM
Top 30 are required to play at least 4 ATP500 level each year. So if like Murray who didn't show up at Dubai, and with no apparent injury (except his wounded psyche), he got a zero-pointer for Dubai, that will stick for 1 year. So if he played another 4 ATP500 and won them all 4 at 500 pts per pop, they will count 3X500 + 0 instead of 4X500. So that's where the penalty hurts. So, the penalty, only occurs at the ATP 500 levels. There was supposed to be extra penalty too, like if you miss a ATP 1000, then they don't let you play another ATP 1000, or sth like that (not 100% sure about this rule), but it was never implemented, cos it makes no sense anyway to make players sit out for mandatory event.

The ranking system, is very complicated, which kinda makes it interesting. But I mostly just read the ranking thread to understand how things work, and the FAQ on ATP website. I think the likes of Julio and other experts read the rule book, I admire their dedications.

Kezzi
04-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Ah I get it now. :) Thanks for explaining.
I should really dive into the rules after my exams are over, now I'm interested to find out more. :p

Gillouthe best
04-07-2011, 06:45 AM
What? Gilles Is not on the entry list of Nice, his home town

teem
04-07-2011, 12:17 PM
What? Gilles Is not on the entry list of Nice, his home town

I'm not sure of that. He doesn't like clay et there's a full of opens during this period, so ... for his home town, what to say ? he grew up in Ile de France :cool:

Silver.
04-07-2011, 11:32 PM
Small question about the rankings points. I was looking at Judio's thread and currently Gilles is on 1475 points. He has to get to the final here to get points, so he is defending 90 points from last year if i understand correctly. SO... if he gets to the final and gets 90 do his points go up to 1565 or stay the same? I may be over-complicating things here...

lalaland
04-08-2011, 12:21 AM
Final is 150 pts. So if he gets to final, he adds 60 pts (150-90) to his current 1475, that will be 1535.

darkboy
04-08-2011, 07:33 PM
Any change in his ranking after the Casablanca joke? :)

Silver.
04-08-2011, 07:59 PM
It stays the same (i think) Montanes is right behind him and likely to get more points so he'll probably drop to 24

darkboy
04-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Thanks.

What a silly week? :confused:

lalaland
04-08-2011, 08:59 PM
Montanes already past him. And GGL can past him too if he wins Houston, if...

Gillouthe best
04-27-2011, 08:15 PM
After the drop of points of Rome this week, Gilles is ranked 18th, but Verdasco and Cilic can overtakes him, Verdasco if he gets to QF and Gilles doesnt reach SF and Cilic if he gets to SF and Gilles lost on R16 or QF

Gilloulou
04-30-2011, 07:50 PM
Where can I can the rankings from the start of the year?

lalaland
05-01-2011, 04:30 AM
Where can I can the rankings from the start of the year?

Post 1 of this thread

lalaland
06-02-2011, 08:58 PM
Gilles is ranked 16th comes next monday, confirmed. Good job. Half of the season gone and I think he achieved his first goal of getting back to good seeding position for the slam. I did a very rough calculation for Wimby's ranking, googled the formula and it said:

1)ADD 100% points earned for ALL grass court tournaments in the past 12 months.
2)ADD 75% points earned for BEST grass court tournament in the 12 months before that.

So Gilles' getting pretty good bonus pts for his R3 showing in last year's Wimby plus his QF in Eastbourne, plus his 2009 R4 Wimby showing. Based on my calculation, he'll move up in the seeding chart. But of course, others will still have chances next week to grab more pts and bonus pts. But I think it's very safe to say that he will for sure be in the 9-16th blanket to avoid top 8 in R3.

MsTree
06-02-2011, 10:58 PM
I do like your first post, it's nice to have the representation of his progress. Chuckled at the *sigh* aye you're right there! Wish the draw god would stop putting them in the same quarter!

Oh and #16 is almost better than I had hoped for him. :D

lalaland
06-22-2011, 11:44 PM
I updated his schedule up to the week of Cincy. Sadly, he's not going to Washington this year. I was hoping he will go cos several ppl here attended Washington last year and gave us wonderful reports of Gilles' matches, plus we have great coverages for that tournament. However, I'm delighted that he finally comes to some senses and take two consecutive weeks off :eek: . Since he pretty much bombed out Hamburg first round every year :p, he can have a long rest before the very grueling US hard court season ;).

Scotso
06-23-2011, 03:12 AM
I don't think I'll be able to go to Washington this year, so I'm not too disappointed.

mike s.
06-28-2011, 12:56 AM
I don't understand his scheduling sometimes. Why is he playing two claycourt tournaments this summer and only two hardcourt tournaments? I think he's a better hardcourt player and those early hardcourt draws generally tend to be rather weak. I'm guessing it's because he doesn't want to be in the states for that long but I still think he's losing out on opportunities to get rhythm on the hardcourts and gain some easy points.

lalaland
06-28-2011, 01:25 AM
I'm guessing it's because he doesn't want to be in the states for that long

Bingo. That's the reason he gave when he was asked in Cincy 09 why he didn't come to defend his Indianapolis title.

I was really hoping that he will enter Washington, but it's not to be. Then again, I can totally understand, especially this year (being a dad now).

That 2 clay tourneys in Germany always puzzled me, he never plays well in them, yet he keeps going. The only reason I can imagine is that he likes Germany ;).

Gillouthe best
06-28-2011, 09:05 AM
i was also hoping that he entered Washington, esp. because he plays so good in hard-court US tournaments

Gillouthe best
07-01-2011, 09:43 AM
On next week rank, he will drop to 19, overtaken by Jo great run to SF, and because Youzhny defended R1 points(10) and advanced to R4(180). On the Race, i did some calculations and he is 15th, tied with Andy Roddick

lalaland
07-01-2011, 06:15 PM
according to Judio's ranking and Horacio's race chart in GM, he's 18th next week in ranking and 16th in race.

Gillouthe best
07-01-2011, 07:57 PM
yeah sorry, on ranking he is 18:o, but i'm sure he is 15 on the Race, Horatio forgot to count 20 points, from Marseille R16. He says he has 1.190 and he has 1210.

lalaland
07-01-2011, 11:56 PM
it is 1210 if you count all tournaments he already played this year. Horacio counted only 3 ATP250, which is the usual maximum number of ATP250 tournaments that a Top 30 player is allowed to count, hence, he left out Marseille with only 1190. Although Gilles isn't a Top 30 last year so technically, he can count more than 3 ATP250, but that's only if his 4th and onward's ATP250 is better than his result in bigger tournaments. At this point, I suppose you can count Marseille's 20 points for him, but at the end, that 20 pts will not be counted unless his future ATP500s (which he should at least play 2 more) has less pts than Marseille. So counting the Marseille or not really depends on the result of the future. I think Horacio is expecting that Gilles's next 2 ATP500 results will be more than 20pts, that's why he excludes Marseille. But I guess you can also count it for now until Marseille gets replace by a better performance in the future.

ok, I didn't really ask Horacio how he counts these pts, I'm just assuming that's what he does, because that's how I do my own set of calculation.

Gillouthe best
07-02-2011, 10:41 AM
Thanks Lala, i got it clear now

Gilloulou
07-04-2011, 09:59 PM
what is GM and where can I find that chart? :]

lalaland
07-04-2011, 10:12 PM
GM is General Messages on this board. http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2

The charts are all sticky, which means they are the top few rolls of the forum.

Gilloulou
07-05-2011, 04:36 AM
ahh, ok, thanks for the quick explanation :]

lalaland
07-25-2011, 08:27 PM
After Hamburg, Gilles is now 11th on both the Ranking and the Race.

Very happy with his progress this year, from 41 to 11, not too bad. In fact, quite ahead of my expectation if I may add. Now he's knocking on the door of Top 10 again. But getting there won't be easy. He's not going to Washington, and the field there is so so, which means a lot of opportunities for those who's going. I think Roddick will most definitely pick up good amount of points to past him, and then Troicki and Melzer. But anyway, I don't expect getting to Top 10 would be easy, he will have to prove himself again in Montreal and Cincy. Hard court season is here, his best surface. With the new found confidence, I cannot wait to see how he'll do in the next few months. London is in sight, I think his goal now should at least be to try to get a spot to London. I hope he will manage. Good luck for the rest of the season, Gilles.

MsTree
07-25-2011, 08:52 PM
I was just thinking today that I should get a couple of days worth of tickets for London this year :angel:

Silver.
07-25-2011, 09:37 PM
I certainly didn't expect him to be doing this well either, I expected him to possibly reach these kind of heights after the hard court season not before. Not complaining of course, it's fantastic! :D So proud of him!

I had a dilemma...I knew if I didn't get WTF tickets, Gilles would be there, if I did, he wouldn't ;) haha, but I've got some anyway :devil: The first Sunday session (almost guaranteed to see Murray).

lalaland
07-25-2011, 09:43 PM
I knew if I didn't get WTF tickets, Gilles would be there, if I did, he wouldn't ;)

If that's the case, I must kindly ask you to not go :p.


Kidding, I'm sure Gilles' destiny is in his own hands. So you should go and enjoy yourself. :)

Kezzi
07-25-2011, 09:48 PM
Have fun and take lots of pics! ;) (I might forget to ask by then)

I have one stupid question, but where do I find the race on the ATP website? :o

lalaland
07-25-2011, 09:56 PM
I don't know if they have the race on ATP site, I think they put it up when it's closer to end of season.

Just look at GM for the Race thread, the one Horacio maintains, it's a sticky in GM.

Silver.
07-25-2011, 11:34 PM
Thanks guys :p

While we're on the topic of the race...i'm confused. Why is the table on live-tennis.eu different to the one in GM, and which one is correct?

First one in GM looks like this:

01 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9470 (--) (--)
02 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7635 (45) (--)
03 Roger Federer (SUI) 4180 (--) (--)
04 Andy Murray (GBR) 3720 (--) (--)
05 David Ferrer (ESP) 3330 (150) (80)
06 Robin Soderling (SWE) 2370 (250) (--)
07 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2000 (250)(180)
08 Tomas Berdych (CZE) 1810 (90) (90)
-----------------------------------------------------------
09 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 1720 (45) (--)
10 Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 1705 (--)
-----------------------------------------------------------
11 Gilles Simon (FRA) 1650 (45)

Second one I found is on live-tennis.eu:

1 Novak Djokovic SRB 9695 - - - - -
2 Rafael Nadal ESP 7635 - - - - -
World Tour Finals Qualification Cut 5260
3 Roger Federer SUI 4180 - - - - -
4 Andy Murray GBR 3720 - - - - -
5 David Ferrer ESP 3330 - - - - -
6 Robin Soderling SWE 2120 - - - - -
7 Tomas Berdych CZE 1760 - - - - -
8 Nicolas Almagro ESP 1750 - Gstaad R16 - 1750 1750
9 Gilles Simon FRA 1710 - - - - -
10 Juan Martin Del Potro ARG 1705 - Los Angeles R16 - 1750 1955
11 Jo Wilfried Tsonga FRA 1675 - - - - -

lalaland
07-25-2011, 11:46 PM
Silver, it's just a different way of calculation.

If you know the requirements, 4 slams, 8 ATP1000, 4 ATP500 and 2 ATP250 for the top 30. And one can replace a ATP500 result with a ATP250 if you meet certain criteria. Technically, Gilles is not Top 30 last season, so he can probably count more ATP250s pts if they are better than ATP500s, fortunately, he performs much better in ATP500 then 250 thus far.

Horatio's chart, he counts 3 ATP500 (MC 90, Dubai 90, Hamburg 500) and 3 ATP250 (Estoril 45, Casablanca 45, Sydney 250). So it adds up to 1650. Marseilles 20 pts and Davis Cup 40 pts were being left out, bcos those pts will not be counted anyway at the end of the year.

I assumed the others list that has him in 1710 is that they counted all tournaments that he had played so far this year. And when he has accumulated more tournaments then they can be counted, the other charts will begin to align with Horatio's.

Silver.
07-26-2011, 12:31 AM
Oh i see, thank lala! I understand now :)

BlueLighthouse
07-26-2011, 06:00 AM
Gilou is coming to Bangkok this year :crazy: :bounce: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Silver.
08-17-2011, 12:00 AM
Not defending his Metz title?

lalaland
08-17-2011, 12:14 AM
Not defending his Metz title?

Nope, he didn't sign up for it.
Since he plays Davis Cup the week after USO, or probably will just go sit at the bench. So I think the Metz's week is travel week to Asia for Bangkok. I think he meant to defend Bangkok last year but couldn't. He probably is playing this year to make up for it. Well, just my guess, but he seldom commit early to any tournament, but this year he did for Bangkok.

sammy01
08-19-2011, 12:39 AM
how close is he to top 10 after the win over ferrer? would aa win over murray do it?

lalaland
08-19-2011, 12:45 AM
how close is he to top 10 after the win over ferrer? would aa win over murray do it?

Yes, if he wins tomorrow, he'll past Jo and Almagro. But it's a big IF.

sammy01
08-19-2011, 01:02 AM
^thanks for the reply. nice added reason to fight like a dog tomorrow to get the win

lalaland
08-20-2011, 04:58 AM
I updated the ranking in post 1, also added his Race's standing. He's ranked 12th next monday and 11th in the Race. Very close to Top 10 and yet very far, since the players in front of him generally play very well in the latter part of the season, but so does he. So I'm very hopeful that he'll get to Top 10 by the end of the year. London is gonna be really hard, but it's also very possible. Allez Gilles!

Gillouthe best
09-15-2011, 08:44 PM
There is no Montpellier this year?

lalaland
09-15-2011, 09:27 PM
There is no Montpellier this year?

Montpellier got moved to Jan next year, right after Aussie Open.

Gillouthe best
09-16-2011, 06:47 AM
Thanks Lala

lalaland
11-14-2011, 09:18 PM
So....
Gilles' 2011 season is over, let's recap.


starts the year ranked 41, ended the year in 12

highest ranking of the season: 11

won 1 ATP 500 in Hamburg and 1 ATP 250 in Sydney

played 27 tournaments, failed to win a match in 9 of them

W/L: GS 9-4 ATP1000 12-9, ATP500 7-4, ATP250 10-8

W/L on diff. surfaces: Hard 22-16 Clay 15-9 Grass 2-2

record against Top 10, 3 Wins 9 losses (8 of 9 to Top 5)

Puschkin
11-18-2011, 08:20 PM
So....
Gilles' 2011 season is over.

It isn't. :p He has already played two rounds of the French Interclubs, last Saturday and last Wednesday.

http://www.fft.fr/championnats-de-france-par-equipes-premiere-division

Gillouthe best
11-19-2011, 05:52 PM
Lala, he beated Fish, Monfils and Ferrer thats 3

Gillouthe best
11-19-2011, 05:53 PM
Also, he won his third match at Interclubs in singles

Puschkin
11-19-2011, 08:55 PM
Abandon de Gilles Simon lors du double avec le TCP. douleur aux adducteurs a la fin de l'échauffement. pression sur Mahut Gicquel

Source: http://twitter.com/#!/ericsalliot

Withdrew today. :awww:

lalaland
11-19-2011, 11:55 PM
Lala, he beated Fish, Monfils and Ferrer thats 3

Thanks. Corrected.

soulage
11-20-2011, 07:04 PM
in le parisien today the schedule of some fench players. 15 days of holidays maybe the final of Interclub if TC paris is qualified then Open of Caen maybe Bilbao Masters. For 2012 Brisbane and Kooyong

Puschkin
12-08-2011, 03:49 PM
Gilles is apparently taking part in the final stage of the French interclubs, 9 and 10 December.

http://www.lavoixdessports.com/Sports-Individuels/Tennis/2011/12/08/article_gilles-simon-les-gens-ne-le-comprennent.shtml

Gillouthe best
12-09-2011, 08:42 AM
He is on the semi-finals of Interclubs with TC Paris. They play Lagardère Paris Racing. Gillou team is very strong, they have also Bennetau[#52], Nico Mahut[#80] and Marc Gicquel [#145]. Lagardère best player is Edouard Roger-Vasselin, but they are the champions of 2010. The other SF is TC Lillois[O.Rochus, Goffin, Phau...] vs. Ville Primorose[Paire, Llodra...]. Here's a link with more info:

http://fft.fr/actualites/fil-d-infos/premiere-division-demi-finales-prend-les-memes

Gillouthe best
12-09-2011, 08:28 PM
TC Paris defeated Lagardère Racing Team 4-2. Gillou won his match against Edouard Roger-Vasselin by 46 76(3) 62, it's the forth win on a row on Interclubs for Gilles. I think it's nice that he ends the season winning matches, even if they are not at ATP level. They will play on the final Villa Primrose. Gilles will play Llodra on the match of numbers 1, let's see what can he do against Mika. Villa Primrose team is very strong, it will be tough for TC Paris to win.

lalaland
12-09-2011, 10:58 PM
He plays Mika...glad it's not an ATP match :p

Gillouthe best
12-10-2011, 01:57 PM
Gillou lost the first set 3-6.

Gillouthe best
12-10-2011, 05:40 PM
Gillou lost to Mika 63 57 64, he was losing 63 20, but he got it back, also saved 2 M.P, at least he fighted. His team lost 40

Puschkin
12-12-2011, 07:38 AM
Gilles will play Clément tonight at the Open de Caen.

Kezzi
12-12-2011, 10:35 AM
Gilles will play Clément tonight at the Open de Caen.
I have a dilemma who to cheer for, but this match is :hearts: :inlove:

MsTree
12-12-2011, 06:47 PM
He's not having much of a break is he? Allez Gilles :D

Gillouthe best
12-12-2011, 07:42 PM
Apparently he won the first set 76, but lost the second 16. I'm surprised that Gillou has won 2 TB on the last days, one against ERV, and other against Arno.

MsTree
12-12-2011, 07:54 PM
Where are you getting the scores from?

Gillouthe best
12-12-2011, 08:01 PM
Twitter, and the Arno thread in MTF.

MsTree
12-12-2011, 08:05 PM
OK what's happening now?

MsTree
12-12-2011, 08:22 PM
Think Gilles might have won the 3rd set TB! :eek:

soulage
12-12-2011, 08:26 PM
Arno is losing 90% of his tie-breaks last 2 years so Gilles is lucky :lol: It was a long battle. Tomorrow Gilles plays Richard or Mika. Final is at 8pm and shown on a local tv but i'm not sure it works on web http://www.normandie-tv.fr/Open-de-Caen-la-finale-en-direct_a30.html

MsTree
12-12-2011, 08:28 PM
Gilles is also losing a lot of TBs so Arno is really unlucky! :lol:
Wish there was a stream :(

edit - thanks for the link, I'll try it tomorrow :)

Gillouthe best
12-12-2011, 08:41 PM
Wow! I heard that Arno was taking seriously this event, and this a good win for Gilles, specially having won 2 TB's. He has a 5-1 record since Paris-Bercy, good that he's picking some wins. Tomorrow it will be more difficult, against 2 guys he struggles playing against; Richie or Mika

soulage
12-12-2011, 09:12 PM
7-6 (3), 1-6, 7-6 (2).

Article about the match http://www.ouest-france.fr/ofdernmin_-Open-de-Caen.-Gilles-Simon-arrache-son-billet-pour-la-finale_44096-2021417-fils_filDMA.Htm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=%23sports

It was long and tough, gilles came back from a break down in the third. He says he's a bit tired with interclubs

lalaland
12-13-2011, 02:58 AM
I'm a little confused, what sort of tournament is this, not the name but the type? Isn't the Interclub already over and his club lost? I know he's also participating that tournament that has some top spanish players next week. Are they equivalent to exho? or some pre-season warmup tournaments? and just more interclub competition? Well, anyway... Allez Gilles, hope he can somehow beat his nemesis tomorrow, maybe.

Puschkin
12-13-2011, 06:40 AM
I'm a little confused, what sort of tournament is this, not the name but the type? Isn't the Interclub already over and his club lost?
Yes, Gilles' Club lost the interclubs.

TC Paris - Villa Primrose : 0-4

Simple n°1 : Michaël Llodra (Primrose) b. Gilles Simon (TCP) 6/3, 5/7, 6/4
Simple n°2 : Jérémy Chardy (Primrose) b. Julien Benneteau (TCP) 6/4, 7/5
Simple n°3 : Steve Darcis (Primrose) b. Marc Gicquel (TCP) 4/6, 7/5, 6/3
Simple n°4 : Benoît Paire (Primrose) b. Marco Chiudinelli (TCP) 6/4, 6/4

As Primrose had won all four singles, the doubles became obsolete.

The Open de Caen is normally a tourney for lower ranked French players and even amateurs, but as it happened in the past, the French elite or part of it sometimes also takes part. This year the tournament director was particularly lucky as he got Richard, Gilles, Llodra and Clément. So it was a strange mixture of a more or less amateurish tournament, with Llodra and Clément entering at the QF stages, while Richard and Gilles only entered at SF level.

My guess is that they are at different stages of their prep season and want some match-play in between to see where they stand. So whatever the outcome, I would not take the results too seriously.

Gillouthe best
12-13-2011, 06:54 AM
. About the exhibition on Spain, i think it's more serious than the Open de Caen, it's more or less an Spanish national championship, with some foreigners.

About the final, he plays Richard Gasquet, who defeated Mika.

Kezzi
12-13-2011, 10:25 AM
I didn't know Chiudinelli plays interclubs, somehow it always seemed exclusively French to me, unlike the German bundesliga which has tons of foreigners. :p

MsTree
12-13-2011, 07:01 PM
Does this link work for anyone? Can't seem to get it in UK but maybe it's just me?
http://www.streamingthe.net/Normandie-TV-en-Direct/p/18561

soulage
12-13-2011, 07:46 PM
It must work only on tv and you have to live near Caen to get it.

It was 4-3 on serve 10 minutes ago according a tweet

MsTree
12-13-2011, 08:01 PM
Gilles took the first set 7-5 accordng to @rniewia

MsTree
12-13-2011, 08:06 PM
And Glles breaks n the frst game, 1-0

MsTree
12-13-2011, 08:23 PM
Double break now 3-0. He's such a monster in finals :lol:

Fuck I jinxed him, I think it's back on serve???

MsTree
12-13-2011, 08:30 PM
Now he has 3 MPs :D ALLEZ!!!

He won 7-5 6-4 :woohoo:

Gillouthe best
12-13-2011, 08:37 PM
Wow! Great for Gilles, beating Richie, which is always very difficult/impossible for him. I hope later will be some good pics with the trophy. And he is getting match experience against Frenchies, which is always tough for him. He plays Bilbao from 16-18 on this week.

Puschkin
12-14-2011, 06:54 AM
Wow! Great for Gilles, beating Richie, which is always very difficult/impossible for him. I hope later will be some good pics with the trophy.
Your wish is my command. ;)

http://www.ouest-france.fr/photos/2011/12/13/111213221841154_95_000_apx_470_.jpg
Source: http://www.ouest-france.fr/sport/dma_tennis_-Open-de-Caen-les-reactions-de-Gilles-Simon-et-Richard-Gasquet_44096-2021859-fils-89_filDMA.Htm

MsTree
12-14-2011, 07:13 AM
:D Thank you! :D

turtle-rn
12-14-2011, 11:54 AM
Niiice. And the trophy looks like an actual trophy for a change. :D

turtle-rn
12-14-2011, 12:04 PM
I didn't know Chiudinelli plays interclubs, somehow it always seemed exclusively French to me, unlike the German bundesliga which has tons of foreigners. :p
:unsure:

I haven't followed the interclubs this year, but at the 2010 championship, the teams were as follows :

Rennes (A.Seppi, S.Bollelli, S.Greul, B.Phau)
TC Paris (JW.Tsonga, S.Wawrinka, M.Chiudinelli)
Colombiers (M.Zverev, M.Granollers, D.Gimeno, R.Machado)
Toulouse (J.Chardy, O.Hernandez, P.Starace)
Lille (V.Hanescu, B.Becker, O.Rochus, X.Malisse)
Bressuire (V.Troicki, I.Kunitsyn, O.Dolgopolov, I.Dodig)
Blagnac (F.Verdasco, F.Gonzalez, T.gabashvili, S.Stakhovsky)
Metz (P.Kohlschreiber, P.Petschner, D.Istomin, J.Nieminen)
Bordeaux (J.Hernych, M.Llodra, S.Darcis, B.Paire)

Paris Racing was the only all French team (G.Simon, R.Gasquet, J.Benneteau, N.Mahut). :lol:

Kezzi
12-14-2011, 12:49 PM
So I had the wrong idea stuck in my head. :lol: Don't even know where I got that, maybe it's just because the bundesliga is much easier to follow. There's a lot more info that I can actually read and understand. :p

lalaland
12-14-2011, 07:42 PM
It's a decent looking trophy and he's nicely shaved :yeah:.

MsTree
12-14-2011, 07:49 PM
http://www.tendanceouest.com/actualite-26607-gilles-simon-simpose-en-finale-de-lopen-de-caen.html

There's an audio interview with both of them too and a gallery at the bottom of the page :)

Gillouthe best
12-14-2011, 09:08 PM
Your wish is my command. ;)

http://www.ouest-france.fr/photos/2011/12/13/111213221841154_95_000_apx_470_.jpg
Source: http://www.ouest-france.fr/sport/dma_tennis_-Open-de-Caen-les-reactions-de-Gilles-Simon-et-Richard-Gasquet_44096-2021859-fils-89_filDMA.Htm

Many thanks:worship:

Gillouthe best
12-15-2011, 06:36 PM
Bilbao masters draw is out:
Gilles starts tomorrow. Here's the draw:
Almagro- Qualifier
Simon- Verdasco
Lopez- Granollers
Ferrer- Qualifier

Allez Gilles!

lalaland
12-15-2011, 09:22 PM
Is there a website for this? any stream? I tried google it but nothing. Should probably google it in spanish. Oh well. I heard the court is black, I wanna see.

Gillouthe best
12-16-2011, 06:30 AM
Yes, there is a website http://www.masterstenisbilbao.es/, with a lot of info. Bad thing for you is that the website info is in Spanish. Also they have a FB with photos and updates, but again it is in Spaniah

Gillouthe best
12-16-2011, 06:35 AM
However, I didn't found any stream, i think it won't be televised

Puschkin
12-16-2011, 06:43 AM
what is the surface?

Gillouthe best
12-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Indoor Hard. Gilles is playing, up 76 45

Gillouthe best
12-16-2011, 05:10 PM
Gilles defeated Verdasco, 76 76 in 1h. 40m. He plays Almagro next.

MsTree
12-16-2011, 05:42 PM
Yay! :dance:

rtgy
12-16-2011, 05:43 PM
Gilles defeated Verdasco, 76 76 in 1h. 40m. He plays Almagro next.


:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

A L L E Z G I L L O U !!! :rocker: :rocker2:

rtgy
12-16-2011, 05:44 PM
Yay! :dance:

:dance:

MsTree
12-16-2011, 07:20 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

A L L E Z G I L L O U !!! :rocker: :rocker2:

Darling Yavor :hug:

Gillouthe best
12-17-2011, 05:56 PM
Gilles won first set by 7-5. He was up 4-2, but Almagro got to 4-4 30-40, and then he broked to love in a perfect game with some insane passing shots :)

Gillouthe best
12-17-2011, 06:11 PM
Gilou was broken on first game of second set, but he got it back ;), and now he is Deuce on his serve, saved a BP:rolleyes:

Gillouthe best
12-17-2011, 06:23 PM
Gilles leading 4-1, !Allez!

Gillouthe best
12-17-2011, 06:39 PM
Gilles defeated Almagro, #10 in the world, 75 61 in 1h. 30m. It's his third Top-25 win in a row, after the ones against Gasquet & Verdasco. He has an 8-1 record since the end of the ATP season, today i watched bits and pieces of his match and he was playing really good.

MsTree
12-17-2011, 07:16 PM
Excellent stuff :)

turtle-rn
12-17-2011, 07:21 PM
Incredible Gilou! peaking during the off-season. :hysteric:

MsTree
12-17-2011, 07:28 PM
Incredible Gilou! peaking during the off-season. :hysteric:

:p :lol: At least he might remember what winning feels like :devil:

http://www.masterstenisbilbao.es/art/148/pagnum/1/gilles-simon-primer-finalista.html

lalaland
12-17-2011, 07:46 PM
Incredible Gilou! peaking during the off-season. :hysteric:

:lol:

Now...at least he's winning, which is still better than not winning ;)

rtgy
12-18-2011, 11:10 AM
Darling Yavor :hug:


awwww :smooch:

rtgy
12-18-2011, 11:12 AM
Incredible Gilou! peaking during the off-season. :hysteric:


:lol:

ALLEZ!!!:rocker:

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 11:41 AM
Gilles leading 43 and a break. 0-15 on his serve

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 11:45 AM
53 up. !Allez!

MsTree
12-18-2011, 11:48 AM
5-4 Gillou serving for the first set. ALLEZ! :D

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 11:51 AM
Trouble for Gilles, 15-30

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 11:51 AM
30-40, Allez Gilles

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 11:53 AM
Gilles saves it, but Lopez has Adv now

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 11:54 AM
Set Point now, Gilles please convert

MsTree
12-18-2011, 11:56 AM
Woop woop! 6-4. Allez Gilles!

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:04 PM
1-1 on set 2

MsTree
12-18-2011, 12:08 PM
Livestream http://www.lshunter.tv/streams/1/tennis.html

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Gilles up 43, bjt Lopez has a Bp, Allez!

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Gilles saved BP, and now he has Adv.

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Yes! Giant step from Gillou, 53 up.

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:30 PM
30-30, Allez Gilles

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:30 PM
5-4, Gilles will have to serve it out. !Allez!

MsTree
12-18-2011, 12:33 PM
2 Mps!!! Allez!!!

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:37 PM
Gilles wasted 3 Mp

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:38 PM
Adv Lopez, Gilles REACT

MsTree
12-18-2011, 12:38 PM
He won 6-4 6-4 :dance:

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:38 PM
Gilles has saved today tons of BP, and breaking Lopez a lot of times which is great. He has a 9-1 record on competitions since Bercy, and it's great that he keeps winning even if it's an exho.

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 12:39 PM
Great Gilles! He keeps being a beast on finals.

MsTree
12-18-2011, 12:45 PM
LOL at the winners hat! :lol:

MsTree
12-18-2011, 12:49 PM
Gillou does his winners speech in Spanish :hearts:

Gillouthe best
12-18-2011, 02:53 PM
He speaks Spanish? Wow!

MsTree
12-18-2011, 04:06 PM
It wasn't very long!

I tried to record the stream for the last few games and ceremony but the result plays double speed, not sure how to fix that? :(

Puschkin
12-19-2011, 02:18 PM
Interesting choice to play so much during the off season, but winning is always nice. Well done. :D

rtgy
12-19-2011, 04:06 PM
He won 6-4 6-4 :dance:


:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Gillou does his winners speech in Spanish :hearts:

what in Spanish?:eek: since when?:p

lalaland
12-19-2011, 08:43 PM
Yavor :wavey:


Congrats to Gilles, for winning, having to wear that winner hat notwithstanding. Well, he worked hard during off-season, which is good, I guess that's what he feels he needs to move forward.

Now, go take some rest and enjoy the holidays, Gilles.
He probably has only a week to rest, and will be hopping on a plane to Downunder on his birthday or even before. Hope he'll be fresh enough for the new season.