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Gilles Simon d. Robin Söderling 6-2 7-6(2) to reach second ATP final

Alonsofz
02-17-2007, 03:38 PM
Gilles Simon reached second ATP final in his career after Valencia 2006 (l. to Almagro) :eek:

dylan24
02-17-2007, 03:43 PM
soderling thought he won the tournament after beating gasquet

njnetswill
02-17-2007, 03:43 PM
:eek: I expected Soderling to make the finals.

Deathless Mortal
02-17-2007, 03:43 PM
Soderling :rolleyes:

+alonso
02-17-2007, 03:43 PM
:rolleyes: Having so much game, losing to Simon is quite poor!

Baggy win the final please

scoobs
02-17-2007, 03:44 PM
Disappointing from Soderling that he didn't go on to at least contest the final.

InfiniteSadness
02-17-2007, 03:45 PM
Gilles!! :banana:

Sjengster
02-17-2007, 03:55 PM
Simon evidently likes facing power players, he beat Berdych twice last year including a win at the AO, and also took out Verdasco to make the final in Valencia. I suppose he uses the pace they give him and counter-punches with those deceptive strokes he has.

GlennMirnyi
02-17-2007, 03:59 PM
Another joke.

Bilbo
02-17-2007, 03:59 PM
This result shows us again how unpredictable Marseille is year by year

Iza
02-17-2007, 04:00 PM
Gilles :hearts: :rocker2:

delsa
02-17-2007, 04:00 PM
Well done Gillou. ;)

silverwhite
02-17-2007, 04:01 PM
Congrats, Marcos!

Pixie
02-17-2007, 04:04 PM
Simon evidently likes facing power players, he beat Berdych twice last year including a win at the AO, and also took out Verdasco to make the final in Valencia. I suppose he uses the pace they give him and counter-punches with those deceptive strokes he has.

yep, that's what I basically said to gwh and deivid last year about the verdasco's loss when they were talking about a waste of chance to make the final for the spanish. Simon likes powerful flat shots. Being a counterpuncher with flat shots either, that's all about the match-up. Just after his win against Bjorkman he also said that players were now used to his game and know that he hates slice and dropshots which could explain the numerous dropshots the swedish made in the beginning of the match.

Action Jackson
02-17-2007, 04:06 PM
yep, that's what I basically said to gwh and deivid last year about the verdasco's loss when they were talking about a waste of chance to make the final for the spanish. Simon likes powerful flat shots. Being a counterpuncher with flat shots either, that's all about the match-up. Just after his win against Bjorkman he also said that players were now used to his game and know that he hates slice and dropshots which could explain the numerous dropshots the swedish made in the beginning of the match.

Verdasco doesn't hit flat generally.

Truc
02-17-2007, 04:13 PM
Simon likes powerful flat shots. Being a counterpuncher with flat shots either, that's all about the match-up.Exactly, he only lost 6-3 6-7 6-7 to Soderling in Zagreb 3 weeks ago, so I don't think it is as big a shock as some people here are saying.

delsa
02-17-2007, 04:14 PM
Congrats, Marcos!

:spit: I think you'll be proven right but still...

Pixie
02-17-2007, 04:14 PM
Verdasco doesn't hit flat generally.

Not as flat as Berdych and Söderling that's for sure. On another side, I remember Simon's defeat against Oscar Hernandez last year where he had major issue in dealing with his topspin and I tend to see some differences with Verdasco.

Apemant
02-17-2007, 04:19 PM
All things aside, but how on earth did Simon win 51% of Soderling's first serves? :eek: :eek: :eek:

Action Jackson
02-17-2007, 04:23 PM
Not as flat as Berdych and Söderling that's for sure. On another side, I remember Simon's defeat against Oscar Hernandez last year where he had major issue in dealing with his topspin and I tend to see some differences with Verdasco.

Oscar is just class, that is the difference.

Pixie
02-17-2007, 04:26 PM
Oscar is just class, that is the difference.

Without the shadow of a doubt. But he still has a long way to level Frederic Fontang. That said, I may reconsider the problem if he wins Bucarest.

jazar
02-17-2007, 04:31 PM
after sod beat gasquet i thouht he was a shoe in for the final, but no, his inconsistency prevails

richie21
02-17-2007, 04:41 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Soderling is really an head case :rolleyes:
that's really a BIG surprise

joeb_uk
02-17-2007, 04:43 PM
:eek: What a shocking result :eek:

Horatio Caine
02-17-2007, 04:43 PM
Simon is a bad match for Soders so I'm not shocked...but I'm surprised.

Bien Gilles! :bigclap:

Snowwy
02-17-2007, 04:54 PM
:rolleyes: Having so much game, losing to Simon is quite poor!

Baggy win the final please

Obviously losing to a player who made it to the semi finals cant be that poor :)

Sandra
02-17-2007, 06:09 PM
Allez Gilles now win the whole tourney :D :rocker2: :bounce:

stebs
02-17-2007, 06:15 PM
Unsurprising considering the way Soderling's results fluctuate. As soon as he becomes favourite to win he loses.

kobulingam
02-17-2007, 06:18 PM
Not as flat as Berdych and Söderling that's for sure. On another side, I remember Simon's defeat against Oscar Hernandez last year where he had major issue in dealing with his topspin and I tend to see some differences with Verdasco.


Verdasco hits with quite a lot of topspin. He's not even in the same category as Berdych.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-17-2007, 07:02 PM
I hope he will also beat Marcos! :o

Fergie
02-17-2007, 07:03 PM
Robin! :smash:

SwissMister1
02-17-2007, 08:34 PM
Simon has been returning great this week, has been getting a great read on serves - nice job!

Pixie
02-18-2007, 12:32 PM
Verdasco hits with quite a lot of topspin. He's not even in the same category as Berdych.

Yes I agree. My comparison was misleading in the way the match-up with Berdych and Söderling have more to do with the flat shots and Verdasco with the power. Having said that, I remember Gasquet after some training and a match against Verdasco early 04 saying that he had more problems with the power of his FH than his topspin. That's why I said that for Simon who likes big hitting opponents.

shotgun
02-20-2007, 09:53 PM
Typical Soderling, he struggles to string a few decent performances together.