Showing posts with label Gilles Simon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gilles Simon. Show all posts

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ferrer vs Janowicz in Paris Masters final

Ferrer vs Janowicz in Paris Masters final

Jerzy Janowicz beat Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-5 to reach his first ATP final where he will face David Ferrer at the Paris Masters.

Ferrer ended Michael Llodra´s run with a 7-5, 6-3 win.

The Pole 12 aces and did not face a break point. He broke Simon once in each set to seal the win.

“There was no surprise about this. I played a player who's totally confident right now,” said Simon. “He is playing and having fun while he's playing. He's hitting as hard as he can each time.

“This is what I saw from his game on the previous matches, and I was not surprised with how he played against me today. He is very difficult to return. Normally I'm supposed to be one of the best returners on the tour, and I was not able to do that today.”

This Janowicz, who in January didn't have money and sponsorship to travel to the Australian Open, beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, Marin Cilic, Andy Murray and Janko Tipsarevic.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Videos: Paris Quarterfinal Interviews | Ferrer, Janowicz and Simon

Videos: Paris Quarterfinal Interviews | Ferrer, Janowicz and Simon

World No. 5 David Ferrer talks about his quarter-final victory over home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Janowicz into Paris Masters semis

Janowicz into Paris Masters semis

Jerzy Janowicz advanced to the semis at the Paris Masters when Janko Tipsarevic retired while trailing 3-6, 6-1, 4-1.

After losing the opening set, Janowicz stepped up his game and broke Tipsarevic twice and held to love on his service game to even the match.

Tipsarevic was broken after double-faulting twice in the third game of the third set and Janowicz then held to get a 3-1 lead. He broke Tipsarevic again with a booming forehand winner for a 4-1 advantage.

Then the Serb called for a trainer as he appeared to complain of dizziness and stuck out his tongue while a trainer checked his throat.

Tipsarevic briefly continued and Janowicz was ahead 40-0 on his serve when the Serb waved his racket to indicate he was stopping.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gasquet wins Thailand Open Title

Gasquet wins Thailand Open Title

Richard Gasquet dismissed Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 to win the Thailand Open 2012 title.

Gasquet earned $99,645 in prize money and 250 Rankings points.

Simon broke Gasquet in the opening game but was broken right back.

Gasquet broke again at 4-2 and in the eighth game seal the set.

Richard broke Simon for a 3-1 lead in the second set, then again in the sixth game. Than he held for victory in 69 minutes.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gasquet and Simon to play in Thailand Open final

Gasquet and Simon to play in Thailand Open final

Gilles Simon upset Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the 2012 Thailand Open final where he will face countryman Richard Gasquet.

Gasquet defeated Jarkko Nieminen 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.

Simon broke the Serb in his first service game and then saved a break point in the 10th game before clinching the set. In the second set he broke for a 5-4 lead and never looked back.

"It was a very, very good match today and I couldn't have done better than that," said Simon. "Janko has been playing amazing tennis since last year; he is hitting hard and isn't losing a lot. I think I played the perfect match, but it will still close. It gives me confidence for the final."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nishikori upsets Ferrer, sets up clash with Delpo at Olympics

Nishikori upsets Ferrer, sets up clash with Delpo at Olympics

Kei Nishikori advanced into the quarterfinals at the Olympics after beating David Ferrer 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.

Darkness forced officials to move the match to Center Court with Ferrer about to serve at 4-5 in the final set.

When play resumed Nishikori needed only five points to close out the victory.

Nishikori will next play Juan Martin del Potro, who ousted Gilles Simon 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in one hour and 51 minutes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Simon against equal prize money

Simon against equal prize money

Gilles Simon, who was elected last weekend to a two-year term on the ATP Player Council, doesn´t care much about winning the love of his fellow women tennis players.

The Frenchman commented he's opposed to men and women tennis players receiving equal prize money.

"I think that men’s tennis is really ahead of women’s tennis at this stage," he said. "Once more, the men spent surely twice as much time on court as the women at the French Open. We often talk about salary equality. I don’t think it’s something that works in sport. I think we are the only sport that has parity with the women in terms of prize money. Meanwhile, men’s tennis remains more attractive than women’s tennis at this moment."

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Murray survives Nalbandian in Rome

Murray survives Nalbandian in Rome

Andy Murray beat David Nalbandian 6-1 4-6 7-5 in the second round of the Rome Masters tennis event.

On his birthday, Murray stormed through the first set but the Argentina was able to send the match into the decider where he got a brak up to lead 3-1.

Nalbandian used the drop shot and angled groundstrokes to great effect but after getting that break he was broken back and then, at 5-5, the Scott broke to love to lead 6-5 before saving two break-back points to reach round three.

It took 2 hrs, 37 min for the Scot to prevail, managing 29 winners and converting eight of his 18 break point chances.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Video: Simon vs Fognini ATP 2012 Bucharest Final

Video: Simon vs Fognini ATP 2012 Bucharest Final

Watch Simon playing Fognini at the ATP 2012 Bucharest Final ...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Simon beats Fognini to win Nastase Tiriac Trophy


Simon beats Fognini to win Nastase Tiriac Trophy

Gilles Simon beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 to win the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.

Fognini made a determined start and broke early for a 2-0 lead before Simon recovered to make it 2-2.

The Frenchman broke again to lead 3-2, but immediately lost his serve in a game where both players made several forays to the net.

At 3-3, Simon broke for the third time and held on to take the set, despite an apparent eye injury.

The second set was dominated by several long rallies, but Simon seemed more in control and at 2-2 broke to take the lead. Leading 5-3, Simon trailed 40-0 on Fognini's serve before rallying to win the match.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Simon reaches Bucharest 2012 final

Simon reaches Bucharest 2012 final

Gilles Simon beat Matthias Bachinger 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy 2012 tennis event in Bucharest.

The Frenchman clinched his fourth ATP World Tour semifinal victory this season.

"It was a difficult match again," said Simon. "His serve was amazing today and he saved many break points with aces or winners. I was playing and moving better than yesterday, but Matthias gave me a hard time on the court.

"I feel good. I know that I can play very good here," added Simon. "I know the centre court perfectly and I really think I can win this tournament one more time."

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Nole vs Rafa in Monte Carlo final

Djokovic vs Nadal in Monte Carlo final

Rafael Nadal scored a 6-3, 6-4 win over Gilles Simon to set up a final meeting with Novak Djokovic at the 2012 Monte Carlo Masters.

Djokovic battle past Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to advance.

Nole started the match by taking a 4-2 lead in the first set but then felt the full weight of the Berdych forehand and lost four consecutive games to fell behind a set to love.

The Serb got an early break in the second set and kept the advantage to level the match. He stepped it up in the decider, racing to a 4-0 lead before closing out victory.

"That's probably one of the most difficult conditions that I played in, in my career, really," said Djokovic. "It was not just the strength of the wind that was blowing, it was the changing of the direction. You couldn't really predict where the ball was going to come from. It was really tough. But in the end I managed to hold my nerves and play well in the third."

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rafa to meet Gilles at Monte Carlo 2012 semis


Rafa to meet Gilles at Monte Carlo 2012 semis

Rafael Nadal defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 7-5, 6-4 at the 2012 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters semifinal.

Rafa will face Gilles Simon for a place in the final.

Nadal claimed victory in one hour and 47 minutes. He went a break up but the Swiss was able to level at 4-4. The Spaniard broke again in the 11th game to win the opening set. He then broke Wawrinka in the first game of the second set and never looked back.

"Yesterday and today I improved the level," said Nadal. "Today was a difficult match. I had before the match big respect for this afternoon. He arrived for the match playing I think great. [He had a] fantastic victory yesterday, 6-3, 6-3 [against Almagro]. I am happy about the way that I played. I'm in the semi-finals. That's a fantastic news for me. Just looking forward to playing a good match tomorrow."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Photos: Tennis Players at the Miami Seaquarium swimming with dolphins

Photos: Tennis Players at the Miami Seaquarium swimming with dolphins

Gisela Dulko, Flavia pennetta, Paola Suarez, Sabine Lisicki, Michaella Krajicek, Gilles Simon, Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic swimmed with dolphins during a visit to the Miami Seaquarium on Day 2 of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Photo: Tennis players looking a bit ridiculous swimming with the dolphins

Photo: Tennis players looking a bit ridiculous swimming with the dolphins

Ryan Harrison just posted a picture on Twitter showing him, Gilles simon and Bernard Tomic in neoprene outfits as they were getting ready to swim with the dolphins in Miami... I don´t think these outfits look very good on them.... They better stick with their tennis cloth...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Video: Gilles Simon HEAD Prestige Moment

Video: Gilles Simon HEAD Prestige Moment

head is celebrating 25 years of Absolute Precision... Check out this video to see Gilles Simon's personal Prestige Moment.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Monfils reaches Open Sud 2012 final

Monfils reaches Open Sud 2012 final

Gael Monfils beat Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 to reach the final of the Open Sud de France 2012.

Monfils will play Tomas Berdych or Philipp Kohlschreiber for the title.

Gael whipped a forehand winner to break for a 2-1 lead in the first set. But Simon broke back in the sixth game with a backhand return winner.
Simon put Monfils under pressure at 5-4 and took the first set when Monfils netted a forehand.

Monfils saved eight break points in the second set, including a match point at 6-5, to force a tiebreaker. He evened the match at one set apiece on a forehand error by Simon.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Video: Tsonga and Simon play "stické tennis" in Melbourne

Video: Tsonga and Simon play "stické tennis" in Melbourne

In adidas Tennis' second "the game is the game" challenge Caroline Wozniacki, Jo Tsonga, Ana Ivanovic and Gilles Simon showed their skills in a "stické tennis" match head of the 2012 Australian Open. This British sport, invented in the late 19th century, is played in an enclosed court.

This allows the ball to bounce on walls as well as the ground. The location, one of Melbourne's coolest graffiti laneways, did not look 19th century at all.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Simon makes 2012 Brisbane tennis semis

Simon makes 2012 Brisbane tennis semis

Gilles Simon enjoyed a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 win over Santiago Giraldo in the quarterfinals at the Brisbane International?L.

Simon struggled on serve at times throughout the match but was able to break Giraldo at key moments and played a solid tiebreaker to take an early advantage.

He then held off the Colombian to advance to the final four and a showdown against either former champion Radek Stepanek or Alexandr Dolgopolov.

"I think we played a high level from the very first game," Simon said of his match with Giraldo.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Brisbane 2012: Simon, Dolgopolov, Stepanek and Tomic into quarters

Brisbane 2012: Simon, Dolgopolov, Stepanek and Tomic into quarters

Gilles Simon, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Radek Stepanek and Bernad Tomic were all winners today at the 2012 Brisbane International tennis event in Australia.

Simon defeated James Duckworth 6-3, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals after 90 minutes of play.

He fired 11 aces and converted three of his eight break point chances.

"I think I played a good match," said Simon. "He has a strange game, strange serve; his serve is not easy to read and he would rush to the net. So it was surprising. I thought I was better than him from the baseline, so I really wanted to engage him every time. He would do something very good, and then something very bad right after. I never knew what to do exactly, so that was why the match was complicated."