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Bangkok QF: Simon def. Korolev 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

whattheheck
10-02-2009, 10:01 AM
Great match. Korolev almost won it, but nice fightback from Gilles.

duong
10-02-2009, 10:05 AM
just a note : after his match against Kim yesterday, Simon said that he still felt the pain in his knee.

he's played with that pain for a long time now and it's still there.

As for the match against Korolev, I didn't see it but I can imagine easily that Korolev made great shots but got annoyed and could lose his focus when Simon caught the ball back several times.

Fedexex
10-02-2009, 10:11 AM
welldone Simon:yeah:
Korolev lead 2-0 in the third set but Simon played an amazing game to break back..

HattonWBA
10-02-2009, 10:12 AM
Great match and very entertaining. You could see how much confidence Korolev has, some of his shots were incredible especially his slice smash shots from deep on the baseline, Korolev was awesome first set did not let Simon settle, Simon bounced back well though and struck the ball as well as i have seem him for a long time in the last 2 sets barely made an unforced error and got everything back. Hopefully Korolev can keep playing very well like he is at the moment because he has so much gasme and theres not a player out there who his the ball harder imo. Simon faces Melzer next should be interesting match. Good luck Gilles.

born_on_clay
10-02-2009, 10:32 AM
Good luck Gilles in next round

sammy01
10-02-2009, 11:09 AM
keep it going simon, nice tough win!

CooCooCachoo
10-02-2009, 11:24 AM
Good job Gilles :yeah:

Zhenya :hug: Definitely back on track though.

Deivid23
10-02-2009, 11:37 AM
Once a donkey, always a donkey. Learn to fucking smash, you burro

malisha
10-02-2009, 12:27 PM
always sad when the smarter player wins

rocketassist
10-02-2009, 12:28 PM
Simon sucks.

whattheheck
10-02-2009, 02:49 PM
Simon rocks.

rtgy
10-02-2009, 07:47 PM
ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker2:

~*BGT*~
10-02-2009, 09:04 PM
Zhenya :hug: He let his frustrations get the better of him and let Simon back in it.

Horatio Caine
10-02-2009, 09:45 PM
just a note : after his match against Kim yesterday, Simon said that he still felt the pain in his knee.

he's played with that pain for a long time now and it's still there.

As for the match against Korolev, I didn't see it but I can imagine easily that Korolev made great shots but got annoyed and could lose his focus when Simon caught the ball back several times.

I think it is tendonitis? In which case, this is probably going to plague him for the rest of his career. Even if he manages his schedule well, he probably still needs to train quite hard to maintain his playing ability and focus... :sad:

Well, you are correct again with the result, but I deserve half a point for predicting a stern test by Korolev this time. :devil: :)

JoshDragon
10-02-2009, 10:06 PM
Simon sucks.

Simon, owns Chuck Norris.

Okonsky
10-02-2009, 10:26 PM
ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker2:

I'm glad for you and your 'crew' too:-)

roberthenman
10-03-2009, 01:03 AM
Simon :yeah: