Murray beats Simon to reach Madrid Open quarterfinals

MADRID (AP) Andy Murray put on another impressive performance on clay Thursday, defeating Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Madid Open. The second-seeded Murray broke Simon's serve in the final game of the first set and twice in the second to stay on track to defend his title. It was a rematch of the 2008 final in Madrid, when Murray won his first title...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carreno Busta beats top-seeded Simon to reach Estoril semis

ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain ousted top-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4 in the Estoril Open quarterfinals on Friday. Carreno Busta struck five aces and saved the only two break chances he offered to Simon. The eighth-seeded Carreno Busta will face another French player in the semifinals after third-seeded Benoit Paire beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (2), 6...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Frenchmen Simon and Chardy reach 2nd round at Monte Carlo

MONACO (AP) Gilles Simon saved six of seven break points to advance to the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday. The 15th-seeded Frenchman beat Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4, improving his career record against the Serb to 6-0. Simon next plays Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria or Filip Krajinovic of Serbia. Jeremy Chardy of France had eight aces against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic reaches quarterfinals at Miami Open, 6-3, 6-4

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Novak Djokovic is through to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open, beating Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday. The world's No. 1 player moved to 25-1 on the year, and is now 27-1 in his last 28 matches on Key Biscayne. His next opponent is Tomas Berdych, who needed three tough sets to beat Richard Gasquet earlier Tuesday. Also reaching the men's...
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March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: France moves into 2-0 lead in Guadeloupe

BAIE-MAHAULT, Guadeloupe (AP) Gilles Simon overcame a sloppy start to beat Vasek Pospisil in straight sets and give France a 2-0 lead over Canada in their Davis Cup first-round tie with Yannick Noah as the team's new captain. Simon trailed 5-0 in the opening set before rallying past Pospisil 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Gael Monfils earlier eased past Frank Dancevic 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 with a solid...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

5th-seeded Simon loses to Gabashvili in 1st round of Open 13

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon of France lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7) to Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia in the first round of the Open 13 on Tuesday. Simon did not face a break point in the first set, where he broke Gabashvili once, but dropped his serve twice in the second as Gabashvili leveled. Gabashvili next plays big-serving Australian Nick Kyrgios, who saved...
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February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Dustin Brown beats Gilles Simon at Open Sud de France

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Third-seeded Gilles Simon lost his opening match at the Open Sud de France in straight sets Thursday, struggling to return Dustin Brown's serves in a 6-4, 6-4 loss. Simon, who pushed Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic to five sets in the fourth round last month, was broken four times. Brown had 10 aces, saved both break points he faced and won 83...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Can Novak Djokovic Get The Grand Slam Sweep In 2016?

Current world No. 1 Novak Djokovic survived a scare in the fourth round of the 2016 Australian Open against No. 14 ranked Gilles Simon. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a match that lasted four hours and 32 minutes. On a rather uncharacteristic day, the Serbian sensation made 100 unforced errors, leaving the the door open for Simon to steal the match. Furthermore, Djokovic...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Reviewing week one of the Australian Open

We’re half way through the Australian Open. There’s been a lot going on not related to the actual matches such as the match fixing scandal, and Ana Ivanovic’s coach, Nigel Sears, collapsed in the stands. There’s bound to be a few surprises in Australia, but those ones were very much unwanted. In terms of the tennis, there have also been quite a few surprises. The women...
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The economy of tennis and the “next match fallacy”

One relatively common, pervasive and durable component of tennis analysis — especially in relationship to the practice of predicting outcomes — is the citation of a player’s form. He’s the more in-form player at the moment. Based on current form, she should be the favorite. The idea is easy enough to understand, and it’s not wildly irresponsible to use it when trying to...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Djokovic survives 5-setter v Simon to reach quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic was looking everywhere for answers, even in the crowd. The top player in tennis, who won 27 of a possible 28 matches in Grand Slam matches in 2015, had the number 100 in the unforced errors column after his 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Gilles Simon at the Australian Open. The win secured his spot in the quarterfinals for the 27th...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Suarez Navarro advances to quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Tenth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro overcame a seriously slow start to rebound for a 0-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Russian-born Australian Daria Gavrilova and reach the quarterfinals. Buoyed by a partisan capacity crowd of 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena, Gavrilova won the first set in 25 minutes...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Djokovic survives five-setter v Simon to reach quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A frustrated Novak Djokovic survived a five-setter against Gilles Simon at the Australian Open on Sunday, spraying 100 unforced errors on Rod Laver Arena before reaching the quarterfinals for the 27th consecutive Grand Slam. That's rarified territory for the five-time and defending Australian Open champion, equaling Jimmy Connors' career mark of consecutive...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Djokovic survives tough 5-set match vs Simon

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 7:40 p.m. An error-riddled Novak Djokovic has advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 27th consecutive time, persevering over a dogged and determined Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a 4-hour, 32-minute match at Melbourne Park. Djokovic advanced to the...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Resurrection of American men’s tennis

Ever since Andre Agassi’s retirement in 2006, there has been rising concern over the state of American men’s tennis. Sure, Andy Roddick won a US Open title in 2003, but the next Sampras, McEnroe or Connors has yet to surface. As the decade progressed, it became clear that the country was lacking in top tennis talent. Now that Roddick has retired, there are no American men ranked...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wawrinka dominates Krajicek to reach Japan Open semifinals

TOKYO (AP) French Open champion Stan Wawrinka overpowered Austin Krajicek 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Japan Open. The top-seeded Wawrinka saved every break point he faced to dispatch the American qualifier in just 59 minutes. The Swiss player, who has won three titles this year, will face Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in Saturday's semifinals. Muller beat...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tsonga beats Simon for record 3rd Open de Moselle title

METZ, France (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-2 to win the Open de Moselle tournament for a record third time on Sunday. Tsonga took 2 hours, 17 minutes to defeat Simon in a reversal of the result of the 2013 final. Both men were seeking a third Moselle title. Simon won in the northeastern city in 2010 as well as 2013, with Tsonga winning...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Former champions Simon and Tsonga in Open de Moselle final

METZ, France (AP) Gilles Simon will face fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's Open de Moselle final, with both men looking for a historic third victory in Metz. Both won in straight sets on Saturday, with Simon beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4 and Tsonga easing past Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 6-4 to set up a replay of the 2013 final which Simon won...
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September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Open de Moselle: Wawrinka withdraws, Simon advances

  Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka withdrew from the Open de Moselle with an ankle injury on Friday while former two-time champion Gilles Simon made it to the semifinals. The French Open champion was scheduled to face Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarterfinals at the indoor hard-court tournament but was unable to play. Wawrinka, who has already qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals from...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Young rallies to stun 11th-seeded Simon at US Open: 'I was almost ready to go home'

Down two sets and a break, American Donald Young rallied to stun 11th-seeded Gilles Simon in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday. The 68th-ranked Young won 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in 3 hours, 34 minutes with a packed Court 17 urging him on. The 26-year-old Young's career has been one of extremes, a one-time teen prodigy who has stumbled through some long losing streaks as...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. Open men's preview: Will there be a surprise champion?

By Jennifer Piro. The U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows starts tomorrow. The men are gearing up to play best of five set matches in what looks to be steamy conditions. That’s nothing unusual for New York. Also not unusual, is that Novak Djokovic is the top seed at another major. He likes to play in New York, but has only captured the title once. Roger Federer and Andy Murray are...
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennis Returns To North Carolina For The Winston-Salem Open

The Association of Tennis Professionals returns to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the Winston-Salem Open at the Wake Forest Tennis Center. While some of the biggest names in tennis won’t be in attendance, the event is certainly not void of premier up-and-coming talent or potential major surprises. That’s exactly why fans would be wise to consider taking in the exciting tennis...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray beats Simon to put Britain in Davis Cup semifinals

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray came from a set down to beat France's Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday and put Britain into the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Murray, who won his opening singles on Friday and then teamed up with his brother Jamie to win Saturday's doubles, gave Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series on grass at the...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Gilles Simon gives France 1-0 lead over Britain in Davis Cup

LONDON (AP) France has the edge over Britain in their Davis Cup quarterfinal after Gilles Simon eased to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 victory over James Ward in the opening game on Friday. Andy Murray - Britain's top-ranked player - played Jo-Wilfried Tsonga later in the day looking to level the tie on the Queen's Club grass. Murray beat Tsonga on the same Queen's court in the 2011 final, and...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Federer sails into Wimbledon semifinals for 10th time

LONDON (AP) Despite losing serve for the first time all tournament, Roger Federer is back in familiar territory - closing in on another Wimbledon title. Federer overwhelmed Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals at the All England Club for the 10th time, and to the final four of a Grand Slam tournament for the 37th time. Federer, chasing a record eighth...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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