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Gilles Simon Stuns No. 4 Seed David Ferrer at US Open

Gilles Simon (August 31, 2014) No. 4 seed David Ferrer became the first major casualty on the men’s side of the draw at the US Open on Sunday when the Spaniard lost to Frenchman Gilles Simon, the 26th seed 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round. “It was tough match today,” Ferrer said. “There is a lot of humidity, very sun, and it was not easy for me. I was not good with my...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: Gilles Simon upsets 4th-seeded David Ferrer in four sets

Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the U.S. Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round Sunday. Simon, seeded 26th, confounded Ferrer with a variety of shots that kept him out of sync. Ferrer piled up an uncharacteristic 52 unforced errors, nearly twice as many as Simon. Going into Sunday, none of the top...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  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 AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Simon Says No to Equal Prize Money

Frenchman Gilles Simon  seeded 13th at Wimbledon told French media he did not think the women should get equal prize money in tennis. “I think that men’s tennis is really ahead of women’s tennis at this stage,” Simon told French-language radio after his first round match at Wimbledon on Monday. “Once more, the men spent surely twice as much time on court as the women...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Simon doesn't like equal prize money in tennis

A member of the top 20 who is on the ATP Player Council says men should be paid more than women at tennis tournaments. Gilles Simon, a Frenchman seeded 13th at Wimbledon, told reporters in French that he thinks ''men's tennis is ahead of women's tennis'' and ''men spend twice as long on court as women do at Grand Slams.'' He also said men...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Third Bucharest title for Simon

Top seed Frenchmen Gilles Simon captured his third Bucharest title by defeating Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 for the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Sunday. Simon previously won the tournament in 2007 and 2008. It’s his fifth ATP World Tour title and his fifth on clay. “I played a great match today,” said Simon. “It was very difficult; Fabio played well and I had to run a lot...
Via Tennis Panorama
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Simon, Fognini reach final in Bucharest

Top-seeded Gilles Simon beat Matthias Bachinger of Germany 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy. Simon broke five times to win against the unseeded Bachinger. The Frenchman, who won the tournament in 2007 and '08, will attempt to clinch a hat-trick of titles when he meets Italy's Fabio Fognini on Sunday. Fognini reached his first ever...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Simon Rallies to Gain Bucharest Semis

Gilles Simon Two-time former Bucharest champion Gilles Simon had to come back from a set down to defeat fifth seed Lukasz Kubot 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. Top seeded Simon who own the championship in 2007 and 2008 will meet Matthias Bachinger in Saturday’s semi. The upset of the day came from unknown Hungarian qualifier Attila Balazs, who surprised Belgian Xavier Malisse 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Balazs...
Via Tennis Panorama
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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