GILLES SIMON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Simon beats Khachanov to reach 2nd round at Open 13

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Two-time champion Gilles Simon of France rallied to beat Karen Khachanov of Russia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Open 13 on Monday. The seventh-seeded Simon, who won the first of 12 career titles here 10 years ago, next faces either countryman Julien Benneteau or 17-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov. Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny reached the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

French player threatens to sue Wimbledon umpire for playing match in rain

In a discourse that was as sensible as an "I'm rubber, you're glue" playground beef or, I don't know, the upcoming presidential debates, French tennis player and No. 16 seed Gilles Simon threatened to take legal action against the chair umpire during his Wimbledon match against Grigor Dimitrov because he felt unsafe playing in rainy conditions.The sky was barely spitting, as the...
Via FOX Sports
June 30, 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...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 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...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Fast Five With Gilles Simon

We caught up with Gilles right after his win over Michael Berrer in Indian Wells.  He had just finished a series of interviews in French and greeted us with an “I’m so happy to answer questions in English!” What is your favorite cell phone application?  It’s not easy but I would say because of my son, Candy Crush. I tried to erase it from my phone but he said “Daddy...
Via Onthegotennis
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Federico Delbonis beats Gilles Simon to reach Hassan II second round

Sixth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina beat Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Tuesday.
Via FOXSports.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Delbonis beats Simon reach Hassan II second round

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) Sixth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina beat Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Tuesday.
Via FOXSports.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Simon injures ankle in exhibition, in doubt for Australian Open

Gilles Simon of France is in doubt for the Australian Open after injuring his right ankle in the semifinals of the Kooyong exhibition tournament Friday. Simon, seeded 18th for the first Grand Slam of the year beginning Monday, was trailing compatriot Richard Gasquet 7-6 (3), 1-0 when he rolled his ankle as he ran toward the net. The 29-year-old Simon was in obvious pain, throwing...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Simon injures ankle, in doubt for Australian Open

Gilles Simon of France is in doubt for the Australian Open after injuring his right ankle in the semifinals of the Kooyong exhibition tournament Friday. Simon, seeded 18th for the first Grand Slam of the year beginning Monday, was trailing compatriot Richard Gasquet 7-6 (3), 1-0 when he rolled his ankle as he ran toward the net. The 29-year-old Simon was in obvious pain, throwing...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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