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Old 03-17-2009, 08:49 PM   #2296
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I only have 2 left ... Djokovic and Murray So let's hope I have something to cheer about tonight
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:59 PM   #2297
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Well Djokovic is one of my fives I'm rooting for and hes doing fine against Haas who again I'm rooting for!
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I have got 3: Marat, Roger and Jérémy.
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I have two... Andy & Jeremy Allez Jim!
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And I have three : Rafa, Murray and Jérémy. Vamos/comeon/allez
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I hope Jeremy repeats a win against Ferrer just to keep French hopes alive
Can't believe Marat is losing to Isner AGAIN one of the ones I'm rooting for!
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His interview in L'Equipe:
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GILLES SIMON sature, s’amuse moins et peine à se concentrer. Il a grand besoin d’une pause.

« S’EN SORTIR ric-rac contre Lu Yen-hsun puis perdre contre Ljubicic (6-3, 7-6), ce n’est pas un tournoi très “Mousquetaires”…
– Je n’ai jamais été en position de gagner contre Ljubicic. Je n’ai pas vu une seule balle de break ; en même temps, ce n’est pas si étonnant puisque je ne l’ai pas retourné une fois. Paumer contre Ljubicic quand il sert si bien, ce n’est pas la honte. Ce qui m’embête, c’est ce que je ressens en ce moment.
– Sentez-vous que vous avez perdu le petit truc en plus qui vous permettait ne pas perdre ce genre de match en fin d’année dernière ?
– Le petit truc, si c’est la force mentale dans les moments clés, oui je ne l’ai plus trop. Contre un serveur pareil, tout dépend souvent de deux ou trois coups que tu n’as pas le droit de rater. Il y a trois mois, ces coups-là, je ne les foirais jamais. Je me suis énervé trop vite.
– Donc, en ce moment, votre tête a envie de dire stop…
– Voilà. Quand tu satures, tu n’arrives pas à la fermer quand tu prends des aces. J’ai beaucoup joué ces derniers temps, il y a eu pas mal d’adrénaline et je sens que je suis farci dans la tête.
– Saturez-vous au point de ne plus vous amuser sur le terrain ?
– Ouais, ouais, y a plus beaucoup de plaisir. Je n’arrive pas à engager l’échange, je pars à la faute trop vite et, surtout, je ne réussis plus à me concentrer au retour comme je voudrais. En coupant trois jours, ça va s’arranger. J’ai déjà connu une saturation comme ça. C’était il y a un an et j’avais failli péter un câble à Zagreb. Et puis, tout était rentré dans l’ordre.
– Trois tie-breaks perdus à Ostrava, un autre ici, ça devient ennuyeux…
– Ljubicic m’a planté quatre aces dans le tie-break. J’ai l’impression que, depuis quelques semaines, je mange sans arrêt des aces dans les tie-breaks. Je jouerais demain Olivier Rochus qu’il me planterait quatre aces dans le tie-break (rires)…
– La grande différence aujourd’hui, c’est qu’une défaite de Gilles Simon si tôt dans un tournoi n’est plus regardée pareil. Vous avez un nouveau statut et les exigences qui vont avec…
– Avant, j’aurais fait demi-finale à Marseille et à Dubaï, tout le monde aurait trouvé ça génial. Maintenant, si j’écoute les gens, c’est limite naze. Ce n’est pas un problème parce que, pour moi, c’est très clair : hormis en Coupe Davis où je joue pour mon pays, je ne dois des résultats à personne. Si je perds, c’est moi qui perds. Point. »
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Thanks Fran for the interview. He looks agressive in the interview, specially in his last answer. Even if he is right, it is a bit straight I think.
He definitely needs to relax and to take a break. As he already faced it last year, he knows how to manage and this is good.
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Yes, I had exactly the same feeling. And he's not honest with his last anwer, he perfectly knows why the semi-finals in Marseille and Dubai were "limite naze".
I hope he's right when he means "a couple of days off and I'll be fine again". That's what he said before the DC too and he did look kind of refreshed in Ostrava, but it didn't last long. He's been looking a bit "burnt out" to me since Rotterdam already.
But Tulasne also says so (« Il a simplement besoin d’une pause pour être de nouveau content de jouer », dédramatisait son entraîneur Thierry Tulasne).

In another interview yesterday, he said it was not a coincidence if he managed to go through the first round against Lu and lost against Ljubicic. The match against Lu was fun, there were rallies, they were really playing tennis. While he doesn't enjoy at all playing big servers. A bit like after the Llodra match in Marseille, when he complained he was bored against this kind of opponents, etc.
At least it will be less of a problem on clay.

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I have also this feeling about him being "burned" at the moment, specially mentally.
At the same time, his winter break was shorter than usual, I think it is Gasquet who "complained" about this last year. Playing the masters final in somehow changed the preparation.
In welovetennis today, they also talked about the fact he is changing his game at the moment, and this takes time and of course, he lost some matches and will lose others. Without this work to change his games, he can improve in the future his actual rank. This is true.
But honestly I am bit happy that clay season is arriving, it will easier for him and I am aso impatient to see him play on that surface.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #2306
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I wish him the best of luck in Miami and hope I don't jinx anything since I've been watching his matches since the beginning of this year
I want that fighting Gillou we all loved to root for. His fans will stick by him through the bad times,even though a few has lost hope.I will never lose hope in Gillou
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I agree it's more important to be there in the bad times of Gillou, when he wins it's too easy to be his fan.

this is what my fave female player ever: Seles, the youngest french open champion said last year; it was a great and stylish way to thank the fans
" I especially want to thank all my wonderful, loyal fans for all of their support for me over the years. They have inspired me throughout my career in the good times and comforted me in the bad times. I have always been so proud to have such a special group of precious fans to call my very own and felt they were the best an athlete could ever hope to have."

I also hope he wil be more lucky with the draw in Miami, when the draw was out at IW, I almost fainted reading Gillou was going to play the Croats in 3rd round and then friend Tsonga.

Allez Gillou!!!
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Isabelle,I love your avatar and Hi and welcome to the forum I'm Lyssi
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Hi Lyssi! I also like your avi! 2006 Russian Davis Cup Champions!
Hope very soon, Gillou and the other french players will also win the Davis!! fingers crossed, it's not easy!!
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When is the draw for Miami being made anyway? Probably not before Monday I'm sure?
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