There's this article:
Gilles Simon happy with first-round win
From: News Limited newspapers
June 22, 2011 8:04AM
FRENCH tennis star Gilles Simon writes for us after his first-round win at the All England Tennis Club.
(what does it mean he writes for them? is he blogging on Aussie paper now?
TURNING up at any grand slam, but especially Wimbledon, knowing you are short of practice and matches is not ideal. A back injury from playing the ATP World Tour event at Queen's Club, followed by London's summer rain meant I went into my first-round match here with not enough practice.
I couldn't practice more than an hour every day so when you play a slam, you know you need to be ready to play 3-4-5 sets and you always want to practice more before a tournament.
It worried me that I didn't practice a lot before the tournament - it was far less than what I wanted, and I must admit before the match started, I felt like I was not ready.
Going into a first-round match is not a feeling that I like very much because maybe the very top players can afford to play the first match not 100 per cent. They manage to win it and improve every match. For me, unfortunately, when I'm not playing 100 per cent, I miss most of the time, and then I have to take the plane back home in the night.
So I was a little bit worried before and finally I think I played a very good match against Eduoard Roger-Vasselin, one of my French compatriots. The match started on Monday but because of the rain it meant that we had to come back and finish the match today.
Rain delays can be very frustrating but we were lucky that our match was scheduled late in the afternoon, so when it started raining, we knew it would be raining for all the night. When we came off I did my normal post match routine and then waited for the announcement that there would be no more play. As soon as I heard it, I was out of the club in a flash.
During the match, I played good tennis. The intensity was not always perfect but I had very good moments.
I know Eduoard and I know he is a very good player on grass. I knew he had played a lot of matches in qualifying and he won all of them - more than me coming into the tournament.
I knew it was going to be very hard because he is confident and he's playing his best tennis. For me, I knew it was going to be very hard.
Winning this match with a very light preparation is a very good result.
Most players don't like to look ahead into the draw, but I've always done that. I don't know why, but I always do - so I know what is coming.
If I win my next match against Dudi Sela, I'd get to play Juan Martin Del Potro in the third round and Rafa Nadal in the fourth round but given that I have those two in my draw, I didn't look any further than that!
I know every match is going to be very hard to win, so for now I will just to try to focus on Dudi.
We are the same generation and I know he is a very good player. He can play very good tennis from the baseline.
The only good news for me is that he's not serving only aces. He has a big serve.
I think I will have the advantage on the first two shots but if we have to play longer on the baseline, he is capable of amazing tennis.
He's a good mover, he can hit winners so I think my serve is going to be important in this match.