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Old 09-26-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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His schedule for the final spurt:

29.9: Metz
6.10: Vienna
13.10: AMS Madrid
20.10: Lyon
27.10: AMS Bercy
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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He plays Mahut in the first round, that's a tough 1st round indoors.
The rest looks much easier (the winner of Gicquel-Grannolers in the 2nd round, etc.)
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:49 PM   #3
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Should get through that though.

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Old 09-27-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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Allez Gilles

Somebody tell me who made the draw and put Gulbis against Ancic in R1 so I can go kick their collective asses...
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I felt so bad. I didn’t break a racquet for like one month. They are putting so much effort to make the racquets and an idiot like me goes and breaks them
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:48 PM   #5
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I know, that part of the draw is just wrong! But really hot.
There is a pic of Gilles on the page about the draw, so he might have attended the draw ceremony.

Here's his half of the draw:
Mario Ancic (CRO)
Ernest Gulbis (LET)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Jérémy Chardy (FRA)

Qualifié
Agustin Calleri (ARG)
Nicolas Devilder (FRA)
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)

Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Qualifié
Qualifié
Arnaud Clement (FRA)

Marcel Granollers (ESP)
Marc Gicquel (FRA)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Gilles Simon (FRA)
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And in doubles he's playing with Jérémy as expected, they'll play Mario/Ljubo in the 1st round.
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I wish I can be in the stadium for the doubles, though I'll be horribly torn It'd be more ideal if Gillou were to play with Mario and let Jeremy team up with Ljubo
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:26 PM   #8
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I wish we would be there indeed because I'm afraid we won't see much of it...
It's too bad, they have a nice field in Metz this year (no withdrawals at all!), I would love to see the first round already. Who needs top 10 players?
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As for Gilles, I think he might be there mainly to support the tournament too (Metz was supposed to be scratched out from the calender last year and the new tournament director, Boutter, really fought hard to keep it alive). I think many players are still friends with Boutter, even Mario said so today.
Gilles seems to be giving tons of interviews around, maybe he's more doing some promotion stuff and getting ready for the indoors season than really playing the event at 100% since he would need to make it to the semi to add some points.

On the other hand, if he gets past Mahut, his draw looks very doable.
Nico won't be easy though, he just won the Orléans Challenger, made the QF of Bangkok and has been playing indoors for a few weeks already, unlike Gilles.

I don't know, but I won't be shocked if he has an early exit. I'm pulling a Grenouille.
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It's okay to be pessimistic.. Then you can only be pleasantly surprised.
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I'm not pessimistic this time Fran !! ahah
Looking at the draw, I honestly think he'll reach the semis !
Gilles doesn't want to lose against a French guy
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I'm not saying you're pessimistic in general anyway. Just wondering like you in Bucharest how badly he wants to win - and that's essential with his kind of game.

But I agree the draw is quite tempting for him now.

It might turn into another Indianapolis, it also was supposed to be a preparation tournament only, he said it a few times, he didn't enter the event wanting to win and ended up winning all these preparation matches.
But that's the point, he was exhausted then for Toronto and especially Cincy.

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It's okay to be pessimistic.. Then you can only be pleasantly surprised.
Of course it's also a nice feeling not to care if he loses , but that's not really how I meant it, I was just thinking loud, as usual. I was not "pulling a Silverwhite".
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It's okay to be pessimistic.. Then you can only be pleasantly surprised.
Perfectly phrased. I've always brought that attitude to Nadal matches. For some reason I get more optimistic about my lower-ranked faves, like Gilles and Ernests on the men's side and Szavay and Safarova and Radwanska on the women's.

Gilles has been fun to root for and follow in general (thoughtful and likable in interviews and always a pleasure to look at) this year. I don't think that many people outside of you guys thought he was going to break through at the start of '08. But you could tell from his Australian match with Nadal that he had a good year in store.

If he gets through the first round, things look good in Metz.
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Perfectly phrased. I've always brought that attitude to Nadal matches. For some reason I get more optimistic about my lower-ranked faves, like Gilles and Ernests on the men's side and Szavay and Safarova and Radwanska on the women's.

Gilles has been fun to root for and follow in general (thoughtful and likable in interviews and always a pleasure to look at) this year. I don't think that many people outside of you guys thought he was going to break through at the start of '08. But you could tell from his Australian match with Nadal that he had a good year in store.

If he gets through the first round, things look good in Metz.
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She could play an amazing tennis, if only I remember her 2007 but she seems lost and I really can't understand why
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