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Old 06-13-2012, 12:59 PM   #16
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Gilles Simon loses to Simone Bolelli in...you guessed it, a tiebreak . Oh Simon Simon Simon.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #17
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Gilles. Great tiebreak again

He always under-performs in these grass warmups. Glad he's playing the doubles to get more practice on the grass.
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Ah, well, too bad. Apparently hoping that he can win a couple of matches in Queen's is way too ambitious . But losing TB again . Well, good luck in doubles, or whatever.
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It's funny that he has won 1 match in 3 years in Queens , i guess he doesn't take this events so seriously.
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Well, at least he's healthy this year. 2009 he has a bummed knee and lost to Youzhny, 2010 he didn't play due to the knee, 2011 he retired from the match because of a bad back. This year he lost when completely healthy. So is it better that he's healthy or worse that he still lost ? I do like him healthy, so I won't be too harsh on him then. Ah well, Queens won't matter as long as he wins some matches in Wimby, so he just better make sure he wins some matches in Wimby.
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If the courts are the same as they've been in the past, I think these courts are just a little too fast for him. Wimbledon tends to be a much better speed for him because they're quick enough that he can hit winners with his flat shots but slow enough that he can defend if he needs to. Plus, we know it takes him a while to get a rhythm on a surface and it's harder on grass for him because the points are so short.

It would have been nearly impossible for him to gain any meaningful points here anyway unless he won the title so no big deal as long as he got comfortable on the surface and stayed healthy.
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If the courts are the same as they've been in the past, I think these courts are just a little too fast for him. Wimbledon tends to be a much better speed for him because they're quick enough that he can hit winners with his flat shots but slow enough that he can defend if he needs to. Plus, we know it takes him a while to get a rhythm on a surface and it's harder on grass for him because the points are so short.
Well, I think it's mostly bcos he needs more matches to adjust to a diff. surface. I don't think he's bad on grass. And he probably has chances to win today's match too. TB is just an entirely different problem for him regardless of the surface. But anyway, I'm not too worry. And for Wimby, it's all about what kind of draw he's getting. Fingers crossed for a good one.

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It would have been nearly impossible for him to gain any meaningful points here anyway unless he won the title so no big deal as long as he got comfortable on the surface and stayed healthy.
Well, I was hoping for the bonus pts that could help boost his seeding, not that it matters a great deal since 12th seeding only comes to matter if he gets to 4th round of Wimby, and it's still a big IF there.
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It's funny that Gilles is probably hoping to draw completely different players than the other guys seeded 13-16. I'm sure everyone else would want to get in Murray's section but Gilles would probably be happier with any of the other three.
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Oh FFS!!!!

Wonder if he'll try for a wc for Eastbourne?
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He's playing the Boodles.
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Wonder if he'll try for a wc for Eastbourne?
Eastbourne must be swamped with WC requests by now with all the seeds in Queen's dropping like flies .

But maybe he'll just go to the exo as planned instead of getting some real match play. I mean, he doesn't seem too concern about that loss though:
Gilles Simon (FRA, battu par l'Italien Simone Bolelli) : «C'est un tournoi difficile pour moi, j'ai dû y gagner un seul match. Je suis un des rares joueurs qui doit adapter son jeu à chaque changement de surface. Sur gazon, c'est dur, surtout au niveau du déplacement. Mais c'était quand même un bon match et il a très bien joué. J'arriverai encore à Wimbledon sans victoire (sur gazon) mais je ne m'affole pas car j'ai toujours bien joué là-bas.»
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The Boodles
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19 Jun 2012

Tuesday full schedule of play is as follows:
Tuesday 19th June
2.30pm
Janko Tipsarevic v Stanislas Wawrinka

followed by
Gilles Simon v Alexandr Dolgopolov

followed by
Fernando Verdasco v Ernests Gulbis

Hope he gets a good practice at The Boodles.
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Gilles was officially selected to the French Olympics team today along with Tsonga, Monfils, Gasquet and Llodra/Tsonga and Benneteau/Gasquet. Good luck Gilles during the extended grass season!
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There is a stream for the match?
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According to Twitter, Gilles lost the 1st 4-6, but won the 2nd 6-3. Onto a super TB.
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