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Gilles Simon's Chat Thread #1

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Maryse
02-15-2005, 01:28 PM
Does anyone know him ? :confused:
I saw him play in Marseille last week, and even if he lost (but it was vs J.Johansson) I thought he played quite good. So, if you have information about this player...
Maryse

Laure
02-15-2005, 07:35 PM
I only know that he do a good beginning season because he won Noumea challenger (first week on january) before many french players. Now he plays on Cherbourg challenger. He won the first round 7-5, 6-3 against an other french Marc Gicquel. I think we don't know him because he a newcomer he has only 20 years. I see that he play sometimes in double with Monfils like in Marseille and Cherbourg.

alex.2812
04-08-2005, 06:29 PM
he reached the quarters in casablanca

Ome
04-09-2005, 02:30 AM
From ATP Website:

Birthdate: 12/27/1984
Birthplace: Nice, France
Residence: Fontenay-sous-Bois, France
Height: 5'11'' (180 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Plays: Right-handed
Turned Pro: 2002

Previous Year's Final INDESIT ATP Race Position: 262
Current INDESIT ATP Race Position: 147

2005 HIGHLIGHTS
Singles Winner: Noumea Quarterfinalist: Besancon, Sunrise

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=45705&stc=1

alex.2812
04-20-2005, 05:58 AM
where is he playing now?

Scotso
06-21-2005, 02:02 AM
I LOVE Gilles... he's such a cutie :hearts:

Eclectic Goddess
08-23-2005, 07:02 AM
I only just spotted Gilles last week, at TMS Cincy, but he is the cutest thing ever! So skinny, but I suppose he's still growing, and he has the prettiest blue eyes. He seems very shy, particularly compared to the other outgoing French boys (he looked completely embarrassed at the attention when he was applauded as he came on court for his matches), but he was very friendly when I approached him for a photo.

Plus, he's good! He played the qualies but didn't have much trouble there, and went on to beat Spadea in the first round. He lost to Carlos Moya in the second, but that was a great match! Although it only went two sets, he really pushed Carlos around.

I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye on him!

Oh, and maybe some of the French can help me with the proper way to pronounce his name. I called him "Jeel", but the announcers said either "Jiles", or "Guille". Was I wrong?

delsa
08-23-2005, 09:37 AM
I only just spotted Gilles last week, at TMS Cincy, but he is the cutest thing ever! So skinny, but I suppose he's still growing, and he has the prettiest blue eyes. He seems very shy, particularly compared to the other outgoing French boys (he looked completely embarrassed at the attention when he was applauded as he came on court for his matches), but he was very friendly when I approached him for a photo.

Plus, he's good! He played the qualies but didn't have much trouble there, and went on to beat Spadea in the first round. He lost to Carlos Moya in the second, but that was a great match! Although it only went two sets, he really pushed Carlos around.

I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye on him!

Oh, and maybe some of the French can help me with the proper way to pronounce his name. I called him "Jeel", but the announcers said either "Jiles", or "Guille". Was I wrong?

Yeah. He made progress it seems. I was surprised by the scoreline of his match against Moya 7-6, 7-5. It kind of scared me as i wanted Moyà to win. But you have to bear in mind Moya is not at his best and slowly regaining form after his shoulder injury...Yet, if he played well that's a good thing for him. I don't know his style of play since i've never seen him play yet.
You were the only one who got the pronounciation of his name right. It's "Jeel". Another skinny French player saved by his eyes in front of those who pay attention to the players' looks... He's seeded 8 in the USO quallies and will play the Peruvian Ivan Miranda in the first round.
;)

tennistory
08-23-2005, 11:11 AM
Some pictures...

http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2005_rg/RG05_tt/RG05-22-05_0116.jpg
http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2005_rg/RG05_tt/RG05-22-05_0114.jpg
http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2005_rg/RG05_erv/RG05-28-05_0026.jpg


Eclectic Goddess you are right..."Jeel" is very shy but very kind...
It's a good young player, but unknow in France because we have Gasquet and Monfils... and all the older!
I hope he'll pass the US qualies...

@+ Cécile

delsa
08-23-2005, 11:48 AM
Winogradsky is his coach??

*julie*
08-23-2005, 08:02 PM
Gilles Simon was defeated by I. Miranda 6-4 4-6 7-5 in the first round of the USO qualies. :( He was seeded #2...
He was 5-3 down in the 3rd but broke back to 5-5 and then get broken again...very frustrating! :mad:

cohka
09-16-2005, 11:49 AM
I also know Gilles I mean I've seen him in Poland at the challenger...he was really nice and even after he lost his match he agreed to say sth to my camera :D but I told him to say in french and now I can't understand :bigcry: .... could anybod help me please :D I can send this short spot through mail box or put it online......if I'll find out how to do this:P *stupid me* :D

ooh and there are some photos I took during the challenger :D
http://photobucket.com/albums/b107/cohka0/Gilles/?start=all

Viveletennis
11-05-2005, 06:29 PM
Thanks for the pics ! They're just :hearts:

Eclectic Goddess
11-05-2005, 07:13 PM
Oh, I almost forgot to post my photos from Cincinnati. Better late than never, I suppose. These are just a few of my favorites, I actually took a lot more.

Scotso
11-05-2005, 07:34 PM
thanks for the pictures :drool:

InfiniteSadness
01-08-2006, 01:00 PM
Gilles has just won a challenger in Nouméa! :) He has beaten De Voest 6/2 5/7 6/2. :worship:
Great start of the year!

Scotso
01-08-2006, 02:16 PM
Well done, Gilles! :bounce:

esther
01-13-2006, 07:13 AM
My friend and I have been following him during the Quallies today and yesterday- he beat Parmar yesterday and Todd Reid today.

He is SOOOO cute....we got a photo with him ;) He's so so so so cute and he seems really nice. Hope he gets into the main draw so we can see him more!

Scotso
01-13-2006, 04:10 PM
He'll do it :D

InfiniteSadness
01-13-2006, 09:36 PM
I really hope he'll do it! But I'm quite sure he will. :)

Scotso
01-14-2006, 10:14 PM
He did. :bounce:

Allez Gilles!

*julie*
01-15-2006, 01:01 AM
He plays tomorrow in third match (local time)
Court 8 Start Time 11.00 AM

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Lars Burgsmuller (GER)
vs. Rainer Schuettler (GER)

followed by
Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI)
vs. Galina Voskoboeva (RUS)

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Gilles Simon (FRA)
vs. Nicolas Massu (CHI)

Good luck Gilles :worship:

esther
01-15-2006, 06:17 AM
Gilles along with Moya are the only two worth seeing in the bottom half imo. It'll be a really tough match against Massu....

Scotso
01-15-2006, 02:06 PM
At least he has won three matches, so that should help him against Massu :D

Scotso
01-16-2006, 09:08 PM
Gilles def. Massu 7-6(6) 6-2 3-6 4-6 6-3 :worship:

I stayed up following the entire match and I was so scared that he had blown it when he was down a break in the fifth set... but he pulled it out! :D

Nathaliia
01-17-2006, 06:48 PM
Gilles is on the list to my challenger, it starts on 6th Feb.

esther
01-18-2006, 03:37 AM
I couldnt believe he beat Massu!! thats unbelievable, i heard it was an awesome match.

He's about to play Tomas Berdych ....

*julie*
01-18-2006, 03:39 AM
I couldnt believe he beat Massu!! thats unbelievable, i heard it was an awesome match.

He's about to play Tomas Berdych ....

Yep!
Another surprise would be great!
Good luck Gilles! :worship:

Scotso
01-18-2006, 06:35 AM
and he does it :worship:

Simon def. Berdych 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-2 :D

awesome tournament from Gilles.

Marine
01-18-2006, 08:14 AM
who are these crazy supporters ? lol

Nathaliia
01-18-2006, 10:31 AM
amazing another victory :eek:
and the fans are cool, too.

silverwhite
01-18-2006, 12:46 PM
He's had a great tournament. :yeah:

I've yet to watch him play though so I can't really comment. :p

jole
01-18-2006, 04:17 PM
Gilles has been playing very intelligent tennis from what I am hearing. Mixing it up nicely, playing the right shots at the right time, playing to this opponent's weakness, etc.

Keep going! :D

Eclectic Goddess
01-18-2006, 07:51 PM
Can anyone tell me more about Gilles?

Aside from his professional record and basic statistics, I've hardly been able to find out anything about him, and he's quickly becoming one of my favorites. I'd particularly like to know how he got started in tennis and what other interests he has, that sort of thing.

Any little tidbits that you'd like to share?

*julie*
01-18-2006, 08:38 PM
Pics from his 2nd round

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/lili979/Simon.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/lili979/simon2.jpg

*julie*
01-18-2006, 09:02 PM
Can anyone tell me more about Gilles?

Aside from his professional record and basic statistics, I've hardly been able to find out anything about him, and he's quickly becoming one of my favorites. I'd particularly like to know how he got started in tennis and what other interests he has, that sort of thing.

Any little tidbits that you'd like to share?
There is an interview from october 2005 where he talks about himself, but it's in french
: http://www.fft.fr/australie2006/?id=1342

Basically, he says that he started playing tennis at the age of 6. He was not very good in the juniors, because of his height and lack of power. At that time, his favorite player was Chang. He says he is grateful to the french federation cos he was not as good as the players of his generation in the juniors but they trusted him. About his dreams, he says that he would enjoy playing Roddick or Safin on the central of Roland Garros and at least breaking them.
Sorry, but he doesn't talk about any interest aside from tennis.

Other thing: one of his best performance before the AO was to beat Johansson (next opponent) in the first round of the Open of Marseille.

InfiniteSadness
01-18-2006, 10:03 PM
Great win for Gilles! I couldn't believe it! It's great. :D

Now, beat T. Johansson one more time, like last year!! :p

Scotso
01-18-2006, 11:37 PM
yes, beat him again Gilles :D

esther
01-20-2006, 01:07 AM
Gilles getting helped up after his match!!! The poor boy!!!

http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/6086/mel216011614593pm.jpg

Scotso
01-20-2006, 06:08 AM
He's fine now, though. ;)

*julie*
01-20-2006, 10:26 AM
Not that fine... He lost against Johansson 3-6 2-6 1-6 :o :sad:
Anyway, Congrats Gilles for this great run. :)

silverwhite
01-20-2006, 10:50 AM
Good run anyway, Gilles! :yeah:

Scotso
01-20-2006, 06:26 PM
Yeah, all good things must come to an end, unfortunately.

He has a lot to be proud of, though :D

InfiniteSadness
01-20-2006, 09:55 PM
Sure, congrats again Gilles for this amazing run! :worship:

delsa
01-20-2006, 10:19 PM
Wow! What happened to Simon since i saw him at Paris Bercy? :eek:

alex.2812
01-21-2006, 06:58 AM
do you know if he'll play the challenger of besançon?

esther
01-21-2006, 07:22 AM
he won FIVE straight matches....more than most players can say right now!!!! He's still young too, i think we'll be seeing a lot more of him soon....

Kristen
01-27-2006, 06:44 AM
From his match against Massu... Sorry some of them are quite big, but I thought you guys might prefer them left as large as they are :wavey:

InfiniteSadness
01-27-2006, 11:17 AM
Thanx for the pictures! :D

Scotso
01-28-2006, 03:05 AM
lovely pics, thanks :D

esther
01-29-2006, 09:45 PM
thanks kristen!!

Nathaliia
02-09-2006, 09:35 AM
Gilles :lol: :tape:
good luck today in 2nd round!

Nathaliia
02-09-2006, 05:44 PM
and he lost to Zelenay - how pathetic.

juanito7
02-09-2006, 08:17 PM
yes two tights tie break... but i think he didn't forced, in order to play the qualies in marseille... i hope so!

Nathaliia
02-09-2006, 09:11 PM
yes two tights tie break... but i think he didn't forced, in order to play the qualies in marseille... i hope so!
oh you think so :devil:

Scotso
02-10-2006, 11:43 AM
that might be it. but I would hope they would give him a WC as well as he has been playing.

Grenouille
02-11-2006, 01:19 PM
Clément and Santoro will probably receive WC :rolleyes:
Come on Gilles :worship:

Scotso
02-11-2006, 08:25 PM
He did get a WC after all ;)

but his draw isn't very good :(

Eclectic Goddess
02-13-2006, 09:54 PM
(WC)Gilles Simon (FRA) d Jarko Nieminen (FIN) 46 63 62

Yay Gilles!

InfiniteSadness
02-13-2006, 10:54 PM
What a great win, Gilles! :worship:

~EMiLiTA~
02-14-2006, 04:01 AM
great result for him!! :yeah:

Scotso
02-14-2006, 04:02 AM
very nice win :D

esther
02-16-2006, 08:32 AM
Yay for Gilles!

Nathaliia
02-16-2006, 07:19 PM
Gilles against Rafa had 5-2 and lost 5-7 :sad:

next time he'll win :music:

Grenouille
02-17-2006, 07:05 AM
too bad he lost this first set :( but nice tournament :)

Scotso
02-17-2006, 02:19 PM
disappointing :(

but he is young still, and has plenty of time :D

Grenouille
02-19-2006, 05:24 PM
he reaches the main draw in rotterdam :)

*julie*
02-19-2006, 06:22 PM
he reaches the main draw in rotterdam :)

Yes. The funny thing is there will be 4 LL in the main draw due to all the withdrawals. :tape:

Gilles will play Moodie in the first round.

Allez Gilles :worship:

Scotso
02-19-2006, 09:13 PM
ALLEZ GILLES! :D

Nathaliia
02-20-2006, 09:05 AM
;) :yeah:

:aparty:

Grenouille
02-20-2006, 01:11 PM
he beat moodie 6/3 6/7 6/3 COME ON

Scotso
02-20-2006, 08:02 PM
Nice win against a tricky big-server. :D

InfiniteSadness
02-20-2006, 08:39 PM
Great win, Gilles!
Hope he'll have a nice tournament. :)

Nathaliia
02-20-2006, 10:15 PM
*enthusiastic*

Grenouille
02-22-2006, 03:52 PM
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/6928/day002092ky.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/6338/2931se.jpg
http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/1579/simon25fx.jpg
http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/2629/simon3pc.jpg

tennistory
02-22-2006, 08:50 PM
http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2006_rott/rot2006_0015.jpg http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2006_rott/rot2006_0194.jpg

Others on my site ;)

InfiniteSadness
02-22-2006, 09:25 PM
:hearts: Love the pictures...

Thanks so much Grenouille + tennistory :worship:

Scotso
02-23-2006, 02:23 AM
thanks for the pics :D

Grenouille
02-23-2006, 06:48 AM
you're welcome ;)
thanks tennistory

Grenouille
02-23-2006, 08:30 AM
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5081/g3245oy.jpg
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9267/open132005gsimon016xu.jpg
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5623/sanstitre1mu.jpg
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3607/sanstitre17pq.jpg
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/1088/simon2openaustraliereu7fn.jpg
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7748/tennisimage31910ho.jpg

Nathaliia
02-23-2006, 08:53 AM
thanks for the pics, they are very cool :cool:

~EMiLiTA~
02-23-2006, 08:58 AM
aww thanks for the pics, he's a sweetie :)

Grenouille
02-23-2006, 09:43 AM
some others
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/2175/036aw.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5527/529690199wj.jpg
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2859/566128419lj.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5228/566128511bs.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5232/566314183je.jpg
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8351/566314209vr.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/9644/img54203jc.jpg
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8921/img54210st.jpg
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3042/img54222nz.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/871/img54249ck.jpg
That's all I could find! :o

By the way, Gilles will play against Nieminen tonight. Hopefully he can beat him again :D

~EMiLiTA~
02-23-2006, 12:25 PM
yeah!! bonne chance contre nieminen!

and thanks for the pics :)

~EMiLiTA~
02-23-2006, 12:32 PM
btw here are 2 pics i took of him in melbourne...they're not that great but i'll post them anyway lol

Grenouille
02-23-2006, 02:01 PM
they are not bad at all :D

Scotso
02-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Gilles pics :hearts:

I bet some money on him against Jarkko... hopefully he'll win ;) I think he has it in him.

Grenouille
02-23-2006, 09:05 PM
gilles leads 5/3 against nieminen

*julie*
02-23-2006, 10:11 PM
gilles leads 5/3 against nieminen

:o Yes Gilles was leading 5*-3 40-0 and lost the TB :o
And then the 2nd set 6-1
:sad:

Get some rest Gilles, I guess you need it.

Scotso
02-23-2006, 10:13 PM
Gilles :(

~EMiLiTA~
02-24-2006, 06:10 AM
:sad:

Grenouille
02-26-2006, 02:17 PM
Pic from Nouméa 2006
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8621/sanstitre0xf.jpg

Pic from Nouméa 2005
http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/1848/sanstitre16yg.jpg

tennistory
02-26-2006, 04:21 PM
http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2006_rott/rot2006_0195.jpg http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2006_rott/rot2006_0376.jpg

Grenouille
03-06-2006, 07:35 AM
http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2006_rott/rot2006_0192.jpg

What is he doing here? :D :p

tennistory
03-06-2006, 08:02 PM
He ran too speed... so he stopped too Late...lol

Scotso
03-06-2006, 11:29 PM
http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2006_rott/rot2006_0192.jpg

What is he doing here? :D :p

:drool: :drool: :drool:

Grenouille
03-11-2006, 08:38 PM
he lost in the first round in indian wells qualies :'(
i guess his newt tournament is miami

Grenouille
03-12-2006, 02:27 PM
http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/6343/0x424x300x1propertyoriginal6vl.jpg
Vienna 2005 Gilles is in white.

mymy8
03-24-2006, 08:10 PM
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1773/gillessimon10al0sl.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Scotso
03-24-2006, 09:39 PM
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1773/gillessimon10al0sl.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

That's the best picture of Gilles I've ever seen. Thanks.

Eclectic Goddess
04-12-2006, 05:59 PM
Yay for Gilles!

He won a very close match against Sanguinetti, 3/6, 7/5, 6/3 to get into the third round in Valencia!

Next up, he plays Seppi. *crosses fingers*

Scotso
04-12-2006, 10:33 PM
He's playing well so far this week, I hope he beats Seppi and keeps the fun going. :D

~EMiLiTA~
04-13-2006, 02:47 PM
yay Gilles is doing well in Valencia...hope he can keep it up!

he's also got a wildcard into the main draw of monte carlo...so congrats to him!

Scotso
04-13-2006, 08:44 PM
Monte Carlo WC :woohoo:

Grenouille
04-14-2006, 11:16 AM
He beat Seppi 7/6 7/6 :)
Hopefully he can win his first title this week and do well next week in Monte Carlo
Allez GILLESEX :)

Scotso
04-14-2006, 02:06 PM
Gillesex in the semifinals :worship:

~EMiLiTA~
04-14-2006, 02:14 PM
yeah!! he'll play the winner of Garcia-Lopez/Verdasco!! that will be a tough match for me either way...but regardless, it's great that Gilles is into the semis!! He deserves it!! :yeah:

Grenouille
04-14-2006, 03:25 PM
Does anyone know if his match will be shown on a spanish channel tomorrow???

Grenouille
04-14-2006, 04:40 PM
Gilles in Valencia
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/6231/573221407su.jpg

*julie*
04-14-2006, 08:55 PM
Bien joué Gilles. :D

Good luck for the semi :worship:

Scotso
04-14-2006, 11:46 PM
Gilles vs. Fernando is a great match. I'll be happy no matter who wins... but of course, I hope it's Gilles. :D

Scotso
04-15-2006, 12:34 PM
Simon def. Verdasco 6-2 7-6(5)!

His first ATP final! :bounce: :worship:

Björki
04-15-2006, 12:35 PM
win the title now.

~EMiLiTA~
04-15-2006, 12:56 PM
congrats to him! i'm sad for nando but one of them had to lose...looks like it'll be a great final no matter what! congrats to gilles on his first ATP final! :)

Grenouille
04-15-2006, 03:20 PM
He'll play against Almagro who beat Safin in 3 sets.
Hopefully Gilles can win this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scotso
04-15-2006, 03:36 PM
Hopefully Almagro will be tight and Gilles will have the "nothing to lose" attitude.

Spank him, Gillesex!

willrock
04-15-2006, 03:59 PM
:woohoo: Gilles!
That's a wonderful tournament for u!
I'm sure he'll do like Florent Serra last year : winning his first title on clay!
Chances are high against Almagro IMO. The spaniard will have the pressure in front of his crowd; not Gilles.
I'll be watching the match on TV Valenciana!
Good luck! Allez Frenchy! :bounce:

Grenouille
04-15-2006, 07:23 PM
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5585/sd32at8ay.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5375/sanstitre7wm.jpg

I cross my fingers :)

Scotso
04-16-2006, 02:22 PM
Gilles lost. :sobbing:

But, I'm sure there will be other finals. It was a great week for him! :yeah:

Grenouille
04-16-2006, 02:24 PM
He had many opportunities in the 2nd set on Almagro's serve and yet...
Hopefully there will be another final for him soon.
Who is his first round opponent in MC?

~EMiLiTA~
04-16-2006, 03:00 PM
shame for him

he plays a quali first up in MC

Scotso
04-16-2006, 10:14 PM
Good luck in MC, Gilles :worship:

Grenouille
04-17-2006, 09:02 AM
Gilles won 17 ranks thanks his good result in Valencia and is now 69th. What an erotic rank for Gillesex ;)
Any trophy pic please?

Scotso
04-17-2006, 05:00 PM
Gilles won 17 ranks thanks his good result in Valencia and is now 69th. What an erotic rank for Gillesex ;)
Any trophy pic please?

;)

Career high ranking! :bounce:

Scotso
04-18-2006, 01:35 PM
Gilles wins again :D

Simon def. Gabashvili 6-4 6-2 :bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
04-18-2006, 01:58 PM
great for him! i was a little scared he might have been tired or whatever from Valencia...but good to see he was able to bounce back from his loss in the final with a first round win here :D Next up: Berdych...allez!

Grenouille
04-18-2006, 03:34 PM
he has already beaten berdych this year! he can do it again! allez Gilles! win this tournament!!

Scotso
04-18-2006, 06:49 PM
Berdych is always ripe for an upset. I love them both, but of course I'm rooting for our Prince! :worship:

Scotso
04-19-2006, 06:52 PM
Simon def. Berdych 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-4 :worship:

Grenouille
04-19-2006, 09:52 PM
Another very good win for Gillesex! Now he is playing against Ljubicic. Hopefully Gilles isn't too tired and he'll be able to beat Ivan!

Scotso
04-19-2006, 11:22 PM
It would be extra sweet for me if he beats Ivan :D

~EMiLiTA~
04-20-2006, 08:49 AM
i think he could beat ivan, but it depends how tired he is.

allez gilles!! :banana:

Grenouille
04-20-2006, 09:30 AM
yeah on clay, he can beat ivan but yesterday, i saw him on tv and he said he was very tired so, try to do your best gillesex!
by the way, ivan had 2 difficult matches here in monte carlo, yesterday he only won 7/5 in the third against serra.

~EMiLiTA~
04-20-2006, 01:52 PM
looks like ivan was just too good and gilles had run out of gas

next week on to Casablanca!

Scotso
04-20-2006, 06:24 PM
Still a good week for Gilles and his ranking should improve even more. I think a few days off will be good for him to reenergize.

Even so, I hate having him lose to the evil Croat :sad:

Grenouille
04-20-2006, 07:27 PM
Still a good week for Gilles. I guess he was very tired. I followed the match on the livescores and most of the games were close but Ljubicic won all the important point.
I saw him on TV a few minutes ago and he said his goal was to be in the top 50 soon.
Hopefully he'll do well in Casablanca!!

Scotso
04-20-2006, 11:25 PM
You saw him on TV? Lucky!

Grenouille
04-21-2006, 08:17 AM
Yeah I have French channels but I couldn't see his matches, only some interviews.

Grenouille
04-21-2006, 08:59 AM
A TV interview in french
http://www.lequipe.fr/video.php?SPORT=Tennis&FICHIER=MONTECARLO_MERCREDI_20060419225707_20.flv&DUREE=58

Scotso
04-21-2006, 04:04 PM
merci :worship:

Grenouille
04-21-2006, 04:19 PM
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2280/190406simonreuters3ru.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6128/3694733706vg.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5230/dsc11330el.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9919/dsc11363jh.jpg

Scotso
04-22-2006, 01:11 AM
(1) MASSU, Nicolas CHI v BERRER, Michael GER
DI MAURO, Alessio ITA v (WC) EL AAREJ, Mounir MAR
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG v MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
MONACO, Juan ARG v (5) CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA

(4) SEPPI, Andreas ITA v PHAU, Bjorn GER
Qualifier v Qualifier
RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP v VANEK, Jiri CZE
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v (6) MELZER, Jurgen AUT

(8) SIMON, Gilles FRA v HERNYCH, Jan CZE
(WC) TAHIRI, Mehdi MAR v MARACH, Oliver AUT
MAYER, Florian GER v (WC) OUAHAB, Lamine ALG
BEHREND, Tomas GER v (3) ROCHUS, Christophe BEL

(7) BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA v PATIENCE, Olivier FRA
WASKE, Alexander GER v MULLER, Gilles LUX
Qualifier v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG
Qualifier v (2) HORNA, Luis PER

If Gilles plays like he did in Valencia, he could win here.

~EMiLiTA~
04-22-2006, 05:25 AM
yeah definitely...hopefully he's had some time to rest. he has great chances here

Grenouille
04-22-2006, 08:54 AM
Yeah the draw isn't too bad. Gilles can do domething there :)

Scotso
04-22-2006, 12:33 PM
That said, I don't want to disappoint myself if Gilles loses to Hernych :p

But allez! :worship:

~EMiLiTA~
04-23-2006, 08:08 AM
yeah...considering the tournament, Hernych is not exactly the easiest of opponents

willrock
04-23-2006, 12:07 PM
Hernych is gonna be a tough opponent yeah...
But considering Gilles' current form, nothing is impossible!
Allez :bounce:

Grenouille
04-24-2006, 08:13 AM
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/3044/573717811gx.jpg
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/5653/573719739sh.jpg
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/4080/573998598le.jpg

Scotso
04-24-2006, 01:14 PM
Gilles looks really good in the first picture. :D

~EMiLiTA~
04-24-2006, 01:32 PM
yeah he suits a bit of facial hair

Grenouille
04-24-2006, 02:42 PM
By the way, a few months ago, i read a thread on MTF dealing with Gilles and his girlfriend and it was said that he was going to be a father soon, any news? I guess it was just rumors and that it is not true but still not sure!

~EMiLiTA~
04-24-2006, 03:03 PM
:eek: omg are u serious?!

i didn't even know he had a gf, leave alone expecting a child!! are u sure it was him?!

Scotso
04-24-2006, 05:02 PM
I don't think he's going to be a father. :p

Grenouille
04-24-2006, 06:58 PM
27th post ;)
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=70078&page=2&pp=15&highlight=gilles+simon+father

Scotso
04-24-2006, 10:01 PM
I wouldn't believe everything Nathaliia says.

jole
04-25-2006, 02:08 PM
Great win over Hernych, Gilles. :) :yeah:

Scotso
04-25-2006, 04:12 PM
Yes a good, solid win over a tough player! Let's hope he keeps it up. :yeah:

InfiniteSadness
04-25-2006, 08:31 PM
Great win, Gillesex! :D

Good luck for the next round!

Scotso
04-26-2006, 03:26 AM
I'm glad Gillesex has caught on. You all need Gillesex avatars.

Grenouille
04-26-2006, 10:28 AM
I'm glad Gillesex has caught on. You all need Gillesex avatars.

good idea :)
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/8510/573998598gc.jpg

LilyRoseAva
04-26-2006, 12:42 PM
some caps i made

http://img107.imagevenue.com/loc154/th_54893_cap022.JPG (http://img107.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc154&image=54893_cap022.JPG) http://img148.imagevenue.com/loc74/th_54898_cap023.JPG (http://img148.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc74&image=54898_cap023.JPG) http://img150.imagevenue.com/loc281/th_54922_cap027.JPG (http://img150.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc281&image=54922_cap027.JPG) http://img12.imagevenue.com/loc255/th_54936_cap028.JPG (http://img12.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc255&image=54936_cap028.JPG)
http://img101.imagevenue.com/loc54/th_54941_cap029.JPG (http://img101.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc54&image=54941_cap029.JPG) http://img7.imagevenue.com/loc201/th_54947_cap031.JPG (http://img7.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc201&image=54947_cap031.JPG) http://img134.imagevenue.com/loc30/th_54952_cap032.JPG (http://img134.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc30&image=54952_cap032.JPG)
http://img22.imagevenue.com/loc215/th_54957_cap033.JPG (http://img22.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc215&image=54957_cap033.JPG) http://img147.imagevenue.com/loc83/th_54967_cap035.JPG (http://img147.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc83&image=54967_cap035.JPG) http://img145.imagevenue.com/loc128/th_54972_cap036.JPG (http://img145.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc128&image=54972_cap036.JPG) http://img133.imagevenue.com/loc41/th_55155_cap037.JPG (http://img133.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc41&image=55155_cap037.JPG) http://img137.imagevenue.com/loc187/th_55164_cap038.JPG (http://img137.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc187&image=55164_cap038.JPG)

Scotso
04-26-2006, 05:52 PM
good idea :)

Nice avatar and picture. :yeah:

Scotso
04-26-2006, 05:52 PM
some caps i made

you rock. :yeah:

Grenouille
04-26-2006, 06:26 PM
some caps i made

thank you very much :worship:

Nathaliia
04-26-2006, 08:07 PM
oh gosh sure dont take that info about pregnancy seriously :eek:

it was a misunderstanding from a message that my friend from France sent me. He's really into their national tennis and made a lot of sarcastic comments which I guessed half were jokes but all happened to be jokes :lol:

PS. I'm sorry for confusion - i'm just posting too much and forgetting to add some corrections , thanks for pointing this out :awww:.

Nathaliia
04-26-2006, 10:36 PM
oh few more things to add... congratulations for Valencia and now good luck in Casablanca now that's cool :)

and caps above are just great.

Grenouille
04-27-2006, 03:05 PM
Gilles beat Tahiri 6/3 6/4 :)

Scotso
04-27-2006, 04:31 PM
Nice, solid win :D

Let's hope he keeps going and going. :D ALLEZ!

Grenouille
04-27-2006, 07:00 PM
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4347/sanstitre9rv.jpg

jole
04-27-2006, 07:40 PM
Way to go Gilles!

LilyRoseAva
04-28-2006, 12:56 AM
AUDIO http://www.atptennis.com/en/audio/

Scotso
04-28-2006, 01:11 AM
Cool audio :yeah:

Good luck tomorrow against Christophe :D

FrenchY52
04-28-2006, 01:03 PM
C'mon Gilles

Grenouille
04-28-2006, 03:13 PM
C'mon Gilles

Thanks for posting your first post here :D :wavey:

Grenouille
04-28-2006, 03:49 PM
Gilles beat Rochus 6/3 3/6 6/4 and will play his semi final match against Horna or Bracialli.
Well done Gilles and good luck for the next match!

Viveletennis
04-28-2006, 03:53 PM
:bounce: Congrats Gilles ! Good luck for tomorrow !

Is there any chance to see the match on the french TV or on the Internet ?

Scotso
04-28-2006, 04:13 PM
Semifinals :worship:

I'm so happy for him. Let's hope he keeps it up! If it's against Horna I'll be sad... that guy is a real jerk on the court and will pull all kinds of shit to win. :p

anyway, allez Gilles! :bounce:

jole
04-28-2006, 04:57 PM
Gillesssss, I'm proud of you. :yeah:

Bracciali beat Horna in a third set tiebreak. :p

LilyRoseAva
04-28-2006, 05:15 PM
:bounce: Congrats Gilles ! Good luck for tomorrow !

Is there any chance to see the match on the french TV or on the Internet ?

yes on paris premiere tomorrow :D

Scotso
04-28-2006, 05:46 PM
Someone record it and upload it. :p Only if he wins. :p

Allez Gilles!

Ever since I got this avatar before Valencia, he's been on a roll. :yeah: I really want him to take this title :D

LilyRoseAva
04-28-2006, 05:58 PM
sorry it's not casablanca on paris premiere but barcelona
aieee sorryyyy

Scotso
04-28-2006, 08:29 PM
no worries :)

Sambuca
04-28-2006, 08:30 PM
have you a report about today's win? thanks!

~EMiLiTA~
04-29-2006, 06:08 AM
allez Gilles!! je veux que tu gagnes ce tournoi!!!!

Crocodile
04-29-2006, 09:38 AM
Si vous voulez suivre la demi de Gilles, elle sera retransmise sur 2M , une chaine marocaine dispo sur CanalSat (chaine 301). J'ai pu y voir quelques matches cette semaine, les commentaires sont en français.
Bon match à vous, et allez Gilles, une 2eme finale ATP en 3semaines, il ne faut pas laisser passer l'occasion....

Viveletennis
04-29-2006, 11:04 AM
Si vous voulez suivre la demi de Gilles, elle sera retransmise sur 2M , une chaine marocaine dispo sur CanalSat (chaine 301). J'ai pu y voir quelques matches cette semaine, les commentaires sont en français.
Bon match à vous, et allez Gilles, une 2eme finale ATP en 3semaines, il ne faut pas laisser passer l'occasion....

Merci pour l'info !!! :)

Grenouille
04-29-2006, 11:36 AM
Simon Aims for Second Final in Three Weeks; Massu Wins
© El Khiat
Frenchman Gilles Simon, seeded eighth, beat No. 3 seed Christophe Rochus of Belgium 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca Friday.

Simon, 21, is seeking to gain his second ATP final in three weeks, which would also be the second ATP final of his career. He was runner-up at Valencia two weeks ago (l. to Almagro). The victory Friday raised his record to 13-6 for 2006. Prior to this year, he had won only six ATP matches in his career.

Simon has won nine out of his last 11 matches and has lifted his INDESIT ATP Ranking to a career best No. 62.

In the semifinals Saturday, Simon will play No. 7 seed Daniele Bracciali of Italy, who upset No. 2 seed Luis Horna 6-7(12), 6-4, 7-6(3) Friday. The two will be playing their first ATP match against each other.

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7651/simonucasa55uj.jpg

LilyRoseAva
04-29-2006, 01:07 PM
Si vous voulez suivre la demi de Gilles, elle sera retransmise sur 2M , une chaine marocaine dispo sur CanalSat (chaine 301). J'ai pu y voir quelques matches cette semaine, les commentaires sont en français.
Bon match à vous, et allez Gilles, une 2eme finale ATP en 3semaines, il ne faut pas laisser passer l'occasion....

merci!!!

Scotso
04-29-2006, 01:23 PM
Gilles should be about ready to start his match now. Allez!

FrenchY52
04-29-2006, 03:43 PM
Gilles withdrew after beeing led 6-0 3-1 ...

_pyromatic
04-29-2006, 03:51 PM
Gilles withdrew after beeing led 6-0 3-1 ...
:sad: Does it say why?

Scotso
04-29-2006, 04:22 PM
:sobbing:

Grenouille
04-29-2006, 07:04 PM
so sad for Gilles :'( I hope it's not too serious!!

Grenouille
04-29-2006, 07:06 PM
In the final Sunday, he will play No. 7 seed Daniele Bracciali of Italy, who beat No. 8 seed Gilles Simon of France Saturday, when Simon retired with a leg injury after trailing 6-0, 3-0.

Grenouille
04-29-2006, 07:09 PM
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/7910/simonucasa56mh.jpg

Scotso
04-30-2006, 01:23 AM
leg injury :sad:

get well soon Gillesex :(

~EMiLiTA~
04-30-2006, 05:24 AM
that is so sad :bigcry:

hope he gets better soon!!! remets-toi vite Gilles!!

Björki
04-30-2006, 05:44 PM
how serious is it?

Scotso
05-02-2006, 03:57 AM
Gilles had "acute fatigue"

so hopefully he just needs a little rest.

richard gasquet
05-03-2006, 06:38 PM
he will play Rome qualies no???

Scotso
05-04-2006, 12:40 AM
I would hope so.

jole
05-06-2006, 02:49 AM
I hope you get feeling better soon Gilles. :)

Scotso
05-06-2006, 03:48 AM
Is he in the Rome MD or did he withdraw from the event? :(

Björki
05-06-2006, 07:20 AM
he is out of Quali

Grenouille
05-06-2006, 01:07 PM
too bad :( :(

Scotso
05-06-2006, 01:28 PM
:sobbing:

richard gasquet
05-06-2006, 04:20 PM
he withdrew from this tournament???

hambourg is his next tournament perhaps no??

Scotso
05-06-2006, 06:29 PM
Yeah, hopefully he'll be ready for Hamburg.

LilyRoseAva
05-07-2006, 10:02 AM
VIDEO

tie break simon verdasco valence 2006 (French)

http://rapidshare.de/files/19833792/gillessimonavalenceAVI.avi.html

Scotso
05-07-2006, 01:35 PM
:drool:

Scotso
05-13-2006, 12:42 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2006/414/QS.pdf

Gilles in the qualifying draw for Hamburg. Good luck, Gilles! :D

Grenouille
05-13-2006, 01:22 PM
Good luck Gillesex

Scotso
05-13-2006, 03:09 PM
Gillesex :worship:

Grenouille
05-14-2006, 11:03 AM
He won his match 6/3 6/7 6/1 and will play against Dhlouly this afternoon.

willrock
05-14-2006, 11:21 AM
He's just won against Dhlouhy 63 76(3) :yeah:
Well done Gilles!

~EMiLiTA~
05-14-2006, 12:20 PM
great! so now he's into the main draw!! :banana:

Scotso
05-14-2006, 02:38 PM
Gilles :bounce:

allez!

Scotso
05-14-2006, 02:39 PM
Gilles is #24 in the singles race :yeah: if he keeps up his level of play, he stands to shoot up really far in the rankings.

Scotso
05-16-2006, 09:22 AM
Gilles plays Rusedski today :D

a match he should win, imo.

~EMiLiTA~
05-16-2006, 10:20 AM
yeah he definitely has a shot there!! allez!

InfiniteSadness
05-16-2006, 02:01 PM
Gilles defeated Rusedski 6-1 6-1 :D

~EMiLiTA~
05-16-2006, 03:09 PM
great result...allez Gilles! now he'll play the winner of gaudio/martin

Scotso
05-16-2006, 06:49 PM
Gaudio isn't really on top of things lately, another match he can win.

6-1 6-1 is such a nice lovely score :D and shows that he's feeling better again :D

FrenchY52
05-17-2006, 01:34 PM
Yeahhhh He def Gaudio ! 6-4 in the 3rd Set for Gilles .

willrock
05-17-2006, 01:44 PM
Great match from Gilles!
Coming back from 1-4 in the third :yeah:
Next up : vs Mirnyi for a spot in the quarterfinal :eek:

JBdV
05-17-2006, 01:53 PM
Great win Gilles :yeah: Allez you can beat Mirnyi tomorrow!!

Ome
05-17-2006, 01:53 PM
:yeah:

Best of luck next round! :D

~EMiLiTA~
05-17-2006, 01:56 PM
awesome result!!! he can do well at this tournament i think!!

InfiniteSadness
05-17-2006, 02:45 PM
That's great Gilles! :D

Good luck against Mirnyi!

Scotso
05-17-2006, 07:49 PM
Gilles :bounce:

Grenouille
05-17-2006, 08:01 PM
what a great win for Gilles :D

LilyRoseAva
05-18-2006, 11:21 AM
I posted the end of the match of Gilles on my blog
VIDEO >> http://www.tennismedia.info
(from 4-4 in the third set, and the short of gaston :lol:)

Scotso
05-18-2006, 04:42 PM
thanks Daniela :D

Gilles lost to Max :sad:

Grenouille
05-18-2006, 04:43 PM
Mirnyi beat Gilles 6/3 6/2 :'(

Grenouille
05-18-2006, 04:44 PM
thanks for the video :D

InfiniteSadness
05-18-2006, 10:27 PM
Thanks a lot for the video, I just love it. :D

But poor Gilles :sad:

Scotso
05-19-2006, 06:08 AM
I have very high hopes for Gilles at Roland Garros. Allez!

Grenouille
05-19-2006, 08:37 AM
Well, it will mainly depend on the draw.
He should be in the top 50 next week. That was his goal at the beginning of the year :)
Well done Gillesex.

Grenouille
05-19-2006, 09:06 AM
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2725/sanstitre0ba.jpg
http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/476/hamburg051806067et.jpg
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http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/1415/sanstitre69qa.jpg

Scotso
05-19-2006, 04:27 PM
http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/7123/576461236bc.jpg

:devil: :D

Nice pictures :yeah:

Grenouille
05-24-2006, 05:08 PM
he lost against marah in his second round match in st portash. disapointing result :(

Scotso
05-24-2006, 05:17 PM
:sad:

He had a great chance here. Oh well :(

jole
05-24-2006, 09:10 PM
A disappointing loss to Marach, but it's better than losing in the first round. :D

Scotso
05-24-2006, 09:55 PM
Yep, he continues to build points. Top 20, baby! :p

Grenouille
05-27-2006, 06:55 AM
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4899/19xf.jpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/6029/28yq2.jpg
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9805/38ld.jpg
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9393/jolieprisedappui2qf.jpg
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/6595/pititeleon2ke.jpg
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/8896/pititeleon21wi.jpg

Scotso
05-27-2006, 03:47 PM
nice pictures, especially the last one! :drool:

Gilles has a decent draw in RG... hopefully he can do some damage there! :bounce:

allez Gilles!

Grenouille
05-27-2006, 04:04 PM
Well he could meet Ljubicic in the 2nd round so I don't think he has a decent draw.

Scotso
05-27-2006, 04:07 PM
On the contrary, despite the fact that Ivan is a high seed, I think he's one of the most vulnerable. Plus he's in the finals of that clay thing, and might be a bit tired.

Gilles did lost to him in MC, but that would only help Gilles. Plus that was probably just one of those matches where he goofed.

Still, let's let him win his 1st round match before we talk about Ivan too much ;)

allez

joyk
05-28-2006, 05:44 AM
I think this guy is gonna do well.Good luck!

Grenouille
05-28-2006, 06:44 AM
On the contrary, despite the fact that Ivan is a high seed, I think he's one of the most vulnerable. Plus he's in the finals of that clay thing, and might be a bit tired.

Gilles did lost to him in MC, but that would only help Gilles. Plus that was probably just one of those matches where he goofed.

Still, let's let him win his 1st round match before we talk about Ivan too much ;)

allez

I hope you're right :)
First round against Oscar Hernandez. THey never played each other. :angel:
Allez Gilles!

I've seen many pics from RG and none of Gilles :(