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Old 10-31-2008, 12:28 AM   #1
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So, what calendar do you think Simon should play in 2009? Here is mine:

12/01 – Sydney, AUS - ATP 250
19/01 – Australian Open, AUS – GS 2000
26/01 – same

02/02 – rest
09/02 – Rotterdam, NED – ATP 500
16/02 – Marseille, FRA – ATP 250
23/02 – Dubai, UAE - ATP 500

02/03 – Davis Cup
09/03 – Indian Wells, USA – Masters 1000
16/03 – same
23/03 – Miami, USA – Masters 1000
30/03 – same

06/04 – rest
13/04 – Monte Carlo, Monaco – Masters 1000
20/04 – rest
27/04 – Rome, ITA – Masters 1000

04/05 – rest
11/05 – Madrid, ESP – Masters 1000
18/05 – World Team Championship, GER - ATP 250
25/05 – Roland Garros, FRA – GS 2000

01/06 – same
08/06 – Queens, GBR – ATP 250
15/06 – rest
22/06 – Wimbledon, GBR – GS 2000
29/06 – same

06/07 – rest
13/07 – Stuttgart, GER - ATP 250
20/07 – Hamburg, GER – ATP 500
27/07 – rest

03/08 – rest
10/08 – Montreal, CAN – Masters 1000
17/08 – Cincinnati, USA – Masters 1000
24/08 – New Haven, USA - ATP 250
31/08 – US Open, GS 2000

07/09 – same
14/09 – Davis Cup
21/09 – rest
28/09 – Bangkok, THA - ATP 250
05/10 – Tokyo, JPN – ATP 500
12/10 – Shangai, CHN – Masters 1000
19/10 – rest
26/10 – Lyon, FRA – ATP 250

02/11 – Valencia, ESP – ATP 500
09/11 – Paris, FRA – Masters 1000
16/11 – rest
23/11 – London, GBR – Masters Cup 1500
30/11 – rest

27 tournaments + Davis Cup
- 4 Grand Slams 2000
- 1 Masters Cup 1500
- 9 Masters 1000
- 5 ATP 500
- 8 ATP 250

- 14 Hard Outdoors
- 7 Clay
- 4 Hard Indoors
- 2 Grass

What do you think? And if you already know something to which he has indeed commited, post as well please!

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Old 10-31-2008, 03:21 AM   #2
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If he plays in Sydney, i'll be over the moon.
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Gilles can't play in Brisbane (05/01), he's signed up for the mix-teams Hopman Cup in Perth (03-09/01) alongside Alize Cornet.
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If he plays in Shanghai and needs more time then during the off-season, it shouldn't be a problem to find a substitute in Hopman Cup (that's how France ended up playing with Jérôme Haehnel 2 years ago).

I have no idea which events he's going to play, Felipe. The only one we know so far is the Hopman Cup indeed, but it was decided months ago when his situation was completely different. I'm not sure anymore he should play it.
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Hopman Cup is useless, it doesn't give any point... But the good thing is that he's sure to play at least 3 matches and since we know he needs a lot of matches to play well, that's not a bad preparation for the Australian Open.
But I would prefer him to play a small tournament and win it so he would take smoe points !
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21/09 – Metz, FRA – ATP 250
Both him and Thierry promised they'll (try to) defend Bucharest.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:46 AM   #7
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If he plays in Sydney, i'll be over the moon.
He will.

A French invasion in Sydney this summer
The newest French tennis sensation on the international circuit has confirmed he is coming to the Medibank International Sydney. (...)
”French tennis players have been progressively rising in the ranks over the last few years and are becoming a dominant force of the tennis circuit”, said Tournament Director Craig Watson. “Sydney will be presenting one of the strongest and most exciting line-ups in the event’s history and we are very excited to add Simon to what will be an amazing experience for tennis fans and player alike.”

http://www.medibankinternational.com...ey-this-summer

It still feels a bit weird to read "we are very excited to add the new French sensation Gilles Simon to the tournament line-up"!
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It still feels a bit weird to read "we are very excited to add the new French sensation Gilles Simon to the tournament line-up"!
get use to it Frannie, get use to it......that's the future!!!
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He will.

A French invasion in Sydney this summer
The newest French tennis sensation on the international circuit has confirmed he is coming to the Medibank International Sydney. (...)
”French tennis players have been progressively rising in the ranks over the last few years and are becoming a dominant force of the tennis circuit”, said Tournament Director Craig Watson. “Sydney will be presenting one of the strongest and most exciting line-ups in the event’s history and we are very excited to add Simon to what will be an amazing experience for tennis fans and player alike.”

http://www.medibankinternational.com...ey-this-summer

It still feels a bit weird to read "we are very excited to add the new French sensation Gilles Simon to the tournament line-up"!
Woohoo, i'm ecstatic, i can see him live.
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Both him and Thierry promised they'll (try to) defend Bucharest.
I wonder if he will ? I've got the idea in my head that I might visit Bucharest this September I've looked at apartments and flights... anyone ever been there? Is it the sort of place that a feisty Scotswoman with no language other than english could go by herself? (I've been abroad before by myself and I'm not easily scared lol)
Or does anyone here fancy sharing an apartment and stalking Gillou for a week?
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I wonder if he will ? I've got the idea in my head that I might visit Bucharest this September I've looked at apartments and flights... anyone ever been there? Is it the sort of place that a feisty Scotswoman with no language other than english could go by herself? (I've been abroad before by myself and I'm not easily scared lol)
Or does anyone here fancy sharing an apartment and stalking Gillou for a week?

obviously as location i'm possibly a good choice, especially after the phrase "sharing an apartment and stalking Gillou for a week" sounds simply great to me.............
the only problem comes from my studies (i'm studying sociology) and i'm afraid that the tournament beginning will probably match with the time of the start of my studies (early september)

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anyone ever been there?
no i've never visited Romanian capital before (maybe because i've never have a desire to go there......)

but i'm from the balkans so it won't be a problem for me(us)....i think
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I'm well up for a wee adventure and I've found this gorgeous apartment overlooking the park where the BCR Open is held - I'll PM you the link Yavor Still room for more...
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Considering his ranking, he doesn't have many points at all to defend until after Wimbledon, so he could easily move up even further in the rankings. Especially against Tsonga, who is going to have a lot of trouble defending his Australian Open final, I think.
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I must really love commas.
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when is he announcing his schedule...
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