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Old 03-13-2013, 05:01 AM   #631
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Yeah, now I can watch Gilles for the first time in this tournament. Anderson is a poorer version of Berdych, I'm not worried
Ha! If you had been watching him this tournament, you'd understand why you absolutely should be worried and why the rest of us probably won't share that sentiment.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:04 AM   #632
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Yep, I watched Kevin destroying Nieminen but still I've seen Kevin in this mode before. Then he just fades away when meeting somebody he always loses too. Understand that Gilles/Kevin have never met but considering how Gilles handles Berdych, I am positive.

Anyway, I've never worried about Gilles until he plays Jo, Reechie, Benny or even Benoit (or most of the Frenchies).
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:56 AM   #633
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Yep, I watched Kevin destroying Nieminen but still I've seen Kevin in this mode before. Then he just fades away when meeting somebody he always loses too. Understand that Gilles/Kevin have never met but considering how Gilles handles Berdych, I am positive.

Anyway, I've never worried about Gilles until he plays Jo, Reechie, Benny or even Benoit (or most of the Frenchies).
No No. You misunderstood me. I wasn't referring to you not seeing Anderson. I was referring to you not seeing Gilles. If you had seen how Gilles has been playing this tournament, you wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the real possible threat that Kevin will pose to him today.

Gilles has been playing horribly this tournament so far. I mean some of the worst stuff he's played in a long time. The match against Paire was probably the worst match of the whole tournament thus far. At least when it comes to players of that ranking and caliber. Unless Gilles does a complete 180 today and starts playing more like himself, I don't see him winning this match at all. The only reason he won against Paire and Lorenzi was because they basically sunk to his level and then even lower, but I don't see Anderson doing that. Sure Gilles is awesome and a real nightmare for big serving big guys like Berdych when he's on, but that Gilles hasn't shown up to BNP yet unfortunately.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:00 AM   #634
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In the paper:

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«SI JE POUVAIS me barrer du court, je le ferais ! » Un flashback de Simon sur son match pourri contre Lorenzi l’autre jour (il avait été mené 5-1 dans la manche décisive) ? Non, c’est une autre perle du dernier épisode du marasme totale du 13e joueur mondial. Car ce fut vilain, très vilain avant hier contre Benoît Paire pour le quinzième duel franco-français de la saison. « Je ne me souviens pas dans ma carrière pro d’avoir joué aussi mal dans un match », affirmait- il. Mais ça passe encore, après s’être trouvé deux fois à deux points de la défaite. « J’ai un gros problème au service qui me laisse complètement perplexe, avouait-il après avoir perdu sept fois son engagement. Heureusement que Benoît m’a renvoyé la balle. » L’Avignonnais se montra digne de ce match indigne en perdant lui aussi sept fois son service. « J’ai été nul, voilà tout, résumait ce dernier. En fait, depuis le début du tournoi je suis mauvais. Le niveau n’est pas là. Heureusement, je vais retrouver mon entraîneur à Miami, on va parler de tout ça. » Simon, sans entraîneur, en est réduit, lui, aux monologues. Et quelquefois, ça dérape. Il prit un avertissement pour paroles obscènes. « C’est mérité, mais j’étais tellement agacé par la lenteur des ramasseurs de balle que je me suis un peu lâché. » Quelles chances se donne-t-il de surpasser l’obstacle Anderson aujourd’hui. « Pas beaucoup, répondait-il lundi soir, désabusé. Je me suis entraîné avec lui et il m’a baladé… » – P. Co.

Nothing new, just the same thing about how bad he was. But the bold line... What does he mean? He found a coach? Did he really? Maybe I misunderstood?
Anyway, we'll find out soon enough. Hopefully he'll play decent tomorrow. Allez Gillou.
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LMAO - yeah, I haven't seen Gilles yet and I am too scared to see the video of his past matches as you guys (&Gilles himself) described how terrible he has been playing.

Yep, I don't see Kevin could mentally collapse either.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:08 PM   #636
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Nothing new, just the same thing about how bad he was. But the bold line... What does he mean? He found a coach? Did he really? Maybe I misunderstood?
Anyway, we'll find out soon enough. Hopefully he'll play decent tomorrow. Allez Gillou.
It's Paire ("l'Avignonnais") speaking. He was without his coach in IW and can't wait to meet up with him in Miami for a debriefing. Did you hear about Wino? he took a temporary leave from the FFT to coach Gael for a few months. :/
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Bookies are slaughtering Simon. I'm so tempted to place a bet ...

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Please Gilles. How bout playing some decent tennis today huh? Deal? I can't take much more of this.
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It's Paire ("l'Avignonnais") speaking. He was without his coach in IW and can't wait to meet up with him in Miami for a debriefing. Did you hear about Wino? he took a temporary leave from the FFT to coach Gael for a few months. :/
Oh. I knew there's some wishful thinking on my part there . I'm not used to ppl always being referred to by where they were born . But anyway, no luck for his fans, no coach for Gilles. Wino is taken . Good for Gael, I guess.
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I missed the first set bcos of a meeting, but reading the stat now, I'm not sure if I want to watch the 2nd . Gilles' messy hair and haggard look fits his play level atm so well, he just look down right depressing. I want to give this poor man a hug.
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Up 3-1 in the second set, ALLEZ GILLES!
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Hey. He's up 2 breaks. I'm not going to get overexcited....
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Simon's running train on Anderson here. He's won 17 of the last 20 points.
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Go Gillouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Go !
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I think he's done, Anderson looks solid again, down 2-4 in the 3rd.


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