Madrid R2: Gilles Simon def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4, 6-3

mike s.
05-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Congrats Gilles! He served well in the first set and was overall the better player throughout the match. Tipsarevic next who he's never lost to.

05-09-2012, 09:40 PM
This was a nice enough match, good dogfight, long rallies with plenty of winners at the end.

Too bad everyone was watching fed-raonic

05-09-2012, 09:42 PM
he played pretty well and despite his moaning he is one of the best movers i have seen on this blue clay. was sliding into most shots with ease and didn't look to be off balance too much.

he is now 15-3 since the beginning of IW, 3 loses to isner, murray and nadal, top 10 form ;)

05-09-2012, 09:44 PM
enjoyed some stunning shot from both

Orange Wombat
05-09-2012, 09:49 PM
It was a nice match. Pity Simon had to win.
As expected, Garcia-Lopez's winners were flashy shots on unimportant points.
Simon's winners were simple yet powerful on important points.
Garcia-Lopez saved a bunch of match points with bold plays before finally succumbing.
Tennis lost, but then again, it was a good match.

05-09-2012, 10:03 PM