Posted September 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f89130925.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d17a4ad9fdb9cf193c810167040f6d6d03ec9b3cba6a18c5d
Gilles Simon upset top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Thailand Open for the second time. The fourth-seeded Simon won the title here in 2009 and improved his head-to-head record against Tipsarevic to 5-1. He broke the Serb in his first service game and then saved a break point in the 10th game before clinching the set when Tipsarevic netted a forehand. The Frenchman then broke for a 5-4 lead in the second after winning a Hawk-Eye challenge on his fourth break point, as the replay system showed his forehand winner clipped the line. Simon said ''I think I couldn't do any better than that. Janko has been playing amazing tennis since last year. It's difficult to beat him.'' He will play fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet or Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the final.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Tipsarevic, Simon in Thai Open semis

Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia out-rallied Fernando Verdasco of Spain from the baseline to win 7-6 (5), 6-4 and move into the Thailand Open semifinals on Friday. Tipsarevic set up a match with 2009 champion Gilles Simon, who won the all-French quarterfinal with Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-1. ''It was really tough but I expected it. I have played Fernando 5-6 times,'...

Gasquet and Simon Set Up All-French Final in Bangkok

A pair of Frenchman will battle for the Thailand Open title on Sunday. Gilles Simon upset top seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 while Richard Gasquet climbed back from a 3-6, 0-4 deficit to defeat Jarkko Nieminen 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to set up the final between countrymen who are also friends. “It’s nice to be playing such good tennis again,” Simon said. “I never know when I’m going...

Gasquet wins Thailand Open

Second-seeded Richard Gasquet won his first tournament of the year when he beat former champion Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 in an all French final of the Thailand Open at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Sunday. The No. 14-ranked Gasquet, who last won a title in Nice in 2011, routed the fourth-seeded 2009 champion in just 68 minutes, for his seventh career victory. He became the...

Gasquet Nets Thailand Title

Richard Gasquet defeated fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 to capture the Thailand on Sunday. Gasquet broke a two-year title drought by winning his 7th career ATP tournament. His last tournament victory came in May 2010 at the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur. “I played against a French player who is also my friend so of course it a little bit strange but for me it’s a title...
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.