Gilles Simon

  • Defending champ Rosol into Bucharest semis April 25, 2014

    Bucharest: Defending champion Lukas Rosol won his eighth successive match at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy by eliminating fourth-seeded Gilles Simon 706 (2), 6-2 in the quarter-finals on Friday. The unseeded Czech defeated Simon, Bucharest's only three-time champion, for the second year in a row. Rosol won last year in the semifinals...
  • Berdych, Tsonga, Kohlschreiber win at ABN Amro February 11, 2014

    Rotterdam: Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Andreas Seppi of Italy for the fifth time in a row 6-3, 6-3 to open his account at the ABN Amro tournament on Monday. Berdych, coming off a semi-final run at the Australian Open and Davis Cup win over the Netherlands, didn't...
  • Tsonga brings end to gutsy Simon's remarkable run January 18, 2014

    Melbourne: France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga raced into the last 16 of the Australian Open with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Gilles Simon on Saturday, bringing an end to his compatriot's remarkable run at Melbourne Park. While a string of players dropped out early in the first week with niggling injuries...
  • Gilles Simon injures ankle, in doubt for Australian Open January 10, 2014

    Melbourne: Gilles Simon of France is in doubt for the Australian Open after injuring his right ankle in the semi-finals of the Kooyong exhibition tournament on 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...
  • David Ferrer, Stanislas Wawrinka reach quarter-finals in Paris October 31, 2013

    Paris: Defending champion David Ferrer and Stanislas Wawrinka won in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters. Ferrer beat Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-3, and Wawrinka defeated Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3, 6-2. Wawrinka stayed in contention for one of the two remaining ATP finals spots. The seventh-seeded...
  • Simon, Gasquet upset at Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Shanghai: Ninth seed Richard Gasquet and 13th seed Gilles Simon were both shocked at the first round of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament here on Tuesday. Gasquet was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Canada's Vasek Pospisil. After the defeat, the Frenchman's chance of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals was...
  • Berdych, Simon set up Thailand Open semi-final September 28, 2013

    Bangkok: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych and the in-form Gilles Simon of France will confront each other for the eighth time after both won their Thailand Open quarter-finals on Friday. Fresh from helping the Czech Republic beat Argentina in the Davis Cup semi-finals, Berdych beat Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 7-6 (7), 6-4 to...
  • Simon beats Tsonga in all-French Moselle final September 22, 2013

    Metz, France: Second-seeded Gilles Simon beat two-time defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the Open de Moselle final for his first title of the year. Simon had not faced a single break point in the previous two matches but lost his serve once in the first set to...
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to meet Gilles Simon in Moselle Open final September 22, 2013

    France: Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will go for his third straight Open de Moselle title when he plays Gilles Simon in an all-French final on Sunday with both players chasing their 11th career title. Tsonga rallied to beat eighth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-finals Saturday after the...
  • Tsonga, Simon reach Open de Moselle semi-finals September 21, 2013

    Metz: Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stayed on course for his third straight Open de Moselle title by beating Germany's Tobias Kamke 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Friday to reach the semi-finals. Tsonga has won 10 career titles but only one this year at the Open 13 in Marseille in February. This is Tsonga's first...
  • Feliciano Lopez defeats Gilles Simon to lift Eastbourne title June 22, 2013

    Eastbourne: Feliciano Lopez of Spain won his third career title when he beat second-seeded Gilles Simon 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-0 in the Eastbourne final on Saturday, days before they meet again in the first round at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, Elena Vesnina of Russia won her second WTA title when she defeated...
  • Federer feels at home as he prepares for Tsonga June 4, 2013

    Paris: Roger Federer's route toward a second French Open title will pit him against another Frenchman in the quarter-finals, although judging by the way his fourth-round win was greeted Sunday he may feel like he's the one playing at home. The 17-time Grand Slam champion beat 15th-seeded Gilles Simon 6-1, 4-6,...
  • Gilles Simon rallies past Lleyton Hewitt at French Open May 27, 2013

    Paris: Two-time major champion Lleyton Hewitt isn't sure whether he'll return to the French Open. If he doesn't, his last match at Roland Garros will be a tough one to get over. In a back-and-forth first-round match against 15th-seeded Gilles Simon of France, Hewitt wasted a two-set lead, then fought...
  • Roger Federer sweeps Spanish qualifier at French Open May 26, 2013

    Paris: Roger Federer swept qualifier Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday in the first round of the French Open, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Playing at Roland Garros for the 15th year in a row, Federer earned a big roar from the center court crowd after he closed out the victory with a picturesque...
  • Monfils to face Andujar in Nice semis May 24, 2013

    Nice, France: Second-seeded Gilles Simon of France and third-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Open de Nice on Thursday. Spaniards Alberto Montanes and Pablo Andujar and Frenchmen Gael Monfils and Edouard Roger-Vasselin reached the last four. Wild-card entry Roger-Vasselin beat Querrey 3-6, 7-6 (2),...
  • Bautista Agut beats Gilles Simon in 1st round at Monaco April 16, 2013

    Monaco: Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain upset Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Bautista Agut closed it out on his fifth match point when the 11th-seeded Frenchman hit a forehand into the net. The Spaniard will play either Florian Mayer of...
  • Richard Gasquet of France to miss Davis Cup with injury April 4, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Richard Gasquet of France has been replaced by Gilles Simon for singles on Friday against Argentina in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. France captain Arnaud Clement withdrew Gasquet, citing an unspecified injury, at the draw on Thursday. In Friday's opening singles, Carlos Berlocq will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France....
  • Gilles Simon reaches ABN AMRO World quarters February 13, 2013

    Rotterdam: Gilles Simon became the first player to reach the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament by beating Italian qualifier Matteo Viola 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Frenchman will face the winner of the second-round match between Martin Klizan and Igor Sijsling, who upset Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the...
  • Murray laments easy ride on path to second slam January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: Andy Murray lamented the ease of his victory over an exhausted Gilles Simon at the Australian Open on Monday despite it taking him to within three wins of back-to-back grand slam titles. Frenchman Simon was a physical wreck after Saturday's marathon third round victory over Gael Monfils and Murray...
  • Murray advances to Australian Open quarter-finals January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: U.S. Open champion Andy Murray has advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 win Monday over Gilles Simon of France. Murray was rarely troubled in a match that lasted 1 hour, 35 minutes, though he was able to convert only eight of 15...
  • Simon says 'Yes,' he's worried about Andy Murray January 20, 2013

    Melbourne: It was an epic battle of the wounded that only one Frenchman could survive. The victor, No. 14-seeded Gilles Simon, hobbled off the court well after midnight. He needed three or four hours of massage and other treatment - he doesn't quite remember. He finally crawled into bed at...
  • More withdrawals hit Australian Open warm-ups January 9, 2013

    Sydney: Gilles Simon, Radek Stepanek and Kei Nishikori all pulled out of Australian Open warm-up events on Wednesday as fields at the tournaments in the week running up to the year's first grand slam continued to be depleted by injury. Frenchman Simon, who sustained a neck injury playing doubles on...
  • Ferrer takes on Janowicz for Paris Masters title November 4, 2012

    Paris: At the start of the year, Jerzy Janowicz couldn't afford to travel to the Australian Open. Now he's in line for a major payday, with only David Ferrer standing in the way of his first career title. Janowicz beat Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to become the first qualifier...
  • Janowicz becomes first qualifier in 8 years to reach Paris final November 3, 2012

    Paris: Jerzy Janowicz of Poland became the first qualifier in eight years to reach the Paris Masters final after beating Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 7-5 Saturday. Janowicz, who was playing in Futures tournaments at the start of the year, has beaten five top-20 ranked players on his improbable run to...
  • Simon storms into Paris Masters semi-finals November 2, 2012

    Paris: Frenchman Gilles Simon booked his place in the Paris Masters semi-finals with a comprehensive 6-4 6-4 win over Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych on Friday. The unseeded Simon, who reached the quarter-finals after Japanese Kei Nishikori withdrew with an ankle injury, had too much pace for Berdych in front of...
  • Paris Masters: Berdych, Simon reach quarter-finals November 1, 2012

    Paris: Fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych recovered from a poor first set to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday and reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. The Czech was overpowered by Anderson's serve and strong defense in the first set, where Anderson hit six aces and broke Berdych...
  • David Ferrer reaches Valencia Open quarter-finals October 26, 2012

    Valencia: David Ferrer cruised to an easy 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos to reach the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Thursday. Ferrer, seeded No. 1 at the indoor tournament, used an effective serve plus four breaks of his 47th-ranked opponent in a much easier match after a...
  • Tipsarevic, Simon advance to Thailand Open semis November 16, 2012

    Bangkok: 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 semi-final 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...
  • Nadal to meet Verdasco in semi-finals January 29, 2009

    Melbourne: World number one Rafael Nadal set up a semi-final showdown with fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco after subduing France's Gilles Simon 6-2 7-5 7-5 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Simon was easily accounted for in the first set but then refused to go quietly into the warm Melbourne night...
  • France defeat Taiwan in Hopman Cup tie January 4, 2009

    Perth: Debutants Alize Cornet and Gilles Simon paced title favourite France to a 2-0 opening-day victory Saturday over Taiwan as the Europeans successfully shook off jet-lag. Teenaged Cornet, who rocketed to 16th in the world last season, started the run of Gallic form as she defeated Hsieh Su-Wei 6-4, 6-4. World...