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Montpellier QF: Simon defeated Rufin 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-2

Mae
02-03-2012, 02:26 PM
I didn't expect Gilles to have that much trouble!

Certinfy
02-03-2012, 02:28 PM
He's really lucky Rufin checked out in the 3rd because if he didn't he would have lost.

Mae
02-03-2012, 02:30 PM
He's really lucky Rufin checked out in the 3rd because if he didn't he would have lost.

I agree completely! I don't know what has happen to Simon he used to play much better :shrug:

scarecrows
02-03-2012, 02:32 PM
Rufin ruined everything he did well with those 2 games at *1-0 and *2-1 in the 3d
some DFs at key moments too

still, he has a nice game to watch

Nathaliia
02-03-2012, 02:41 PM
rufin had enough game to win this but not enough head
chap has been progressing lately after his injury comeback; i wonder will it be some kind of a breakthrough for him

sammy01
02-03-2012, 02:59 PM
simon tried to put in the least possible effort to win this in the 1st 2 sets and it cost him. he worked much harder in the 3rd set, had he played the whole match with that effort level he would have won in 2 fairly easy sets.

MuzzahLovah
02-03-2012, 04:39 PM
What happened after USO for Simon? He's slumped through the hard court season since, which is traditionally his best surface.

Hian-GOAT
02-03-2012, 05:50 PM
Simon in the semis of a ATP tournament :facepalm:

Gillouthe best
02-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Glad Gilles pulled through, altough i don't see him beating LaMonf

Gillouthe best
02-03-2012, 07:18 PM
What happened after USO for Simon? He's slumped through the hard court season since, which is traditionally his best surface.

At the beggining he talked about changing his game plan, + agression to his groundstrokes. It seemd that it was working, as he played a good match against Top Murray in Bangkok, but after then he slumped through. In the A.O he was with a neck injury. Also confidence is a key factor on his game

Mae
02-04-2012, 07:54 AM
All these players and having injuries so much! I must have missed at least one injury of Simon's because I remember him as playing much better in the past.

BroTree123
02-04-2012, 09:14 AM
Bad for the game when Simon is playing terrible, and still gets through deep in a tournament.

canbera
02-04-2012, 02:26 PM
What happened after USO for Simon?


Seriously, what happened to him? He was screaming and shouting a lot during the match, I never imagined him to be the aggressive guy.