GILLES SIMON

  • Fernando Verdasco beats Gilles Simon to reach 3rd round in Paris October 28, 2014

    Paris: Fernando Verdasco advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters by beating 15th-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 Tuesday. Verdasco, a former top-10 player from Spain, broke Simon on match point when the Frenchman sent a forehand long. In the first round, Tommy Robredo of Spain beat Vasek Pospisil of...
  • Roger Federer beats Gilles Simon to win the Shanghai Masters October 12, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer defeated France's Gilles Simon 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) to capture his fourth title of the year at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The Swiss star nearly exited the tournament in his opening match when he had to save five match points against Leonardo Mayer. But he rebounded from...
  • Gilles Simon advances to Shanghai Masters final October 11, 2014

    Gilles Simon of France reached his first Masters-level final in six years by defeating Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-2, 7-6 (1) in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday. Simon served with great efficiency against Lopez, winning all but two points on his first serve and never facing a break...
  • Gilles Simon shocks again by downing Tomas Berdych in Shanghai Masters October 10, 2014

    Shanghai: Unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon moved into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday after ousting sixth seed Tomas Berdych in three sets, leaving the Czech sweating about his place at the ATP World Tour finals. Simon, ranked 29th in the world, earned a 7-6(4) 4-6 6-0 win after a...
  • Gilles Simon loses in first round of Shenzhen Open September 23, 2014

    Shenzhen: Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon of France lost in the first round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday, falling to Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-4, 6-2. Sixth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia managed to advance, beating Chinese qualifier Bowen Ouyang 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, while No. 7 Vasek Pospisil of Canada beat Teymuraz Gabashvili...
  • US Open 2014: Simon delivers first men's upset with win over Ferrer September 1, 2014

    New York: Frenchman Gilles Simon delivered the first big surprise in the men's draw at the US Open, taking down fourth seed David Ferrer of Spain 63 36 61 63 to move into the fourth round on a sweltering Sunday at Flushing Meadows. With the loss Ferrer earned the dubious distinction...
  • Gilles Simon upsets 4thseeded David Ferrer at US Open August 31, 2014

    New York: Fourthseeded David Ferrer became the first top10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the US Open, losing to Gilles Simon 63, 36, 61, 63 in the third round on Sunday. Simon, seeded 26th, confounded Ferrer with a variety of shots that kept him out of sync. Ferrer...
  • 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 fourthseeded Gilles Simon 706 (2), 62 in the quarterfinals on Friday. The unseeded Czech defeated Simon, Bucharest's only threetime 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: Thirdseeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Andreas Seppi of Italy for the fifth time in a row 63, 63 to open his account at the ABN Amro tournament on Monday. Berdych, coming off a semifinal 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 JoWilfried Tsonga raced into the last 16 of the Australian Open with a 76 (75), 64, 62 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 semifinals 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 76 (3), 10 when he rolled...
  • David Ferrer, Stanislas Wawrinka reach quarterfinals in Paris October 31, 2013

    Paris: Defending champion David Ferrer and Stanislas Wawrinka won in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters. Ferrer beat Gilles Simon of France 62, 63, and Wawrinka defeated Nicolas Almagro of Spain 63, 62. Wawrinka stayed in contention for one of the two remaining ATP finals spots. The seventhseeded...
  • 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 63, 64 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 semifinal September 28, 2013

    Bangkok: Topseeded Tomas Berdych and the inform Gilles Simon of France will confront each other for the eighth time after both won their Thailand Open quarterfinals on Friday. Fresh from helping the Czech Republic beat Argentina in the Davis Cup semifinals, Berdych beat Yenhsun Lu of Taiwan 76 (7), 64 to...
  • Simon beats Tsonga in allFrench Moselle final September 22, 2013

    Metz, France: Secondseeded Gilles Simon beat twotime defending champion JoWilfried Tsonga 64, 63 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 secondseeded Gilles Simon 76 (2), 67 (5), 60 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 3, 2013

    Paris: Roger Federer's route toward a second French Open title will pit him against another Frenchman in the quarterfinals, although judging by the way his fourthround win was greeted Sunday he may feel like he's the one playing at home. The 17time Grand Slam champion beat 15thseeded Gilles Simon 61, 46,...
  • Gilles Simon rallies past Lleyton Hewitt at French Open May 27, 2013

    Paris: Twotime 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 backandforth firstround match against 15thseeded Gilles Simon of France, Hewitt wasted a twoset 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, 62, 62, 63. 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: Secondseeded Gilles Simon of France and thirdseeded 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 RogerVasselin reached the last four. Wildcard entry RogerVasselin beat Querrey 36, 76 (2),...
  • Bautista Agut beats Gilles Simon in 1st round at Monaco April 15, 2013

    Monaco: Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain upset Gilles Simon 63, 76 (6) in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Bautista Agut closed it out on his fifth match point when the 11thseeded 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 quarterfinals. France captain Arnaud Clement withdrew Gasquet, citing an unspecified injury, at the draw on Thursday. In Friday's opening singles, Carlos Berlocq will face JoWilfried 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 63, 61 on Wednesday. The fifthseeded Frenchman will face the winner of the secondround match between Martin Klizan and Igor Sijsling, who upset JoWilfried 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 backtoback 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 quarterfinals January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: U.S. Open champion Andy Murray has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open with a 63, 61, 63 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. 14seeded 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 warmups January 9, 2013

    Sydney: Gilles Simon, Radek Stepanek and Kei Nishikori all pulled out of Australian Open warmup 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 64, 75 on Saturday to become the first qualifier...