Re: Simon Greul
2011 was a difficult season for Simon as he struggled for fitness and confidence throughout the season. After the Zagreb event where he lost R1, Simon made the final qualifying round of the French Open before being defeated, the QF of the Furth challenger and won the Kosice challenger in early June, his 12th career challenger title. Unfortunately, after this positive run of from, Simon only made one more QF the final five months of the season and finished 2011 losing five straight R1 matches at the challenger/ATP qualifying level. He finished 2011 ranked #154 in the world.
The start of 2012 was similarly very difficult. Simon lost his first five matches to begin the season on hardcourts before defeating Bemelmans 6-2 6-4 in R1 of Rotterdam qualifying. Simon made the SF of the Rabat challenger during the Moroccan challenger tour before losing R1 at his last event in Marrakech.
Simon is currently ranked #189. His next scheduled event is this upcoming week in St. Brieuc. Hopefully he can get his season and career back on track with a title in France!