Feliciano Lopez Wins Eastbourne Title

By Ros Satar (June 22, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England - Feliciano Lopez def. Gilles Simon 7-6(2), 6-7(5), 6-0 Unseeded Feliciano Lopez won his first career grass court title, beating Gilles Simon in three sets. The first two sets had been evenly … [Read more...]

Thursday’s Roundup at Eastbourne

By Ros Satar (June 20, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England - The playing conditions on Thursday started in the murk of a mist coming in off the sea, a complete contrast to the hot sunny conditions the day before.   No sooner had the first players made … [Read more...]

Federer Survives Fall and Simon to Gain 36th Straight Grand Slam Quarterfinal

(June 2, 2013) Roger Federer was pushed to five sets on Sunday and had to recover from a fall on the clay, as well as a loss of focus in rallying to defeat Frenchman Gilles Simon, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round of the French Open. “I … [Read more...]

Murray Cruises at Australian Open, Meets Chardy in Quarterfinal

By Jaclyn Stacey (January 21, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Andy Murray cruised into his ninth consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance after defeating a drained Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 on Monday at the Australian Open.   Simon … [Read more...]

Simon Defends Stance to Media: Sharapova, Serena Williams React

WIMBLEDON –Thirteenth ranked Gilles Simon has caused some controversy this week with his stance against equal pay for men and women in tennis. The Frenchman met the media after his straight set loss to Xavier Malisse of Belgium at Wimbledon on … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Gasquet Stuns Murray in Rome

By Enrico Maria Riva ROME - Matches usually tell two different stories: Andy Murray versus Richard Gasquet was no exception on Thursday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. While the Frenchman managed a great victory 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-2, helping him … [Read more...]

Blue Clay Blues – Part Three

http://youtu.be/RL58o9gyyqc   Tuesday’s player quotes about the blue clay courts being used at this year’s Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic To me that's not tennis. Either I come out with football shoes or I invite Chuck Norris to advise me … [Read more...]

Davis Cup in Monte Carlo, Day 3: Isner – The New Closer

By Guillaume Willecoq “Before, it was Andy Roddick the biggest closer of the US team, maybe I can do as well.” For the first time, John Isner clinched a Davis Cup for the US team, after an amazing match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. “I was … [Read more...]

Davis Cup in Monte Carlo: Isner and Tsonga are the Bosses on Day 1

By Guillaume Willecoq MONTE CARLO COUNTRY CLUB - It’s finally Friday, almost after a week of training, Davis Cup begins in earnest with the official presentation of the teams at Noon as France plays host to the United States in a quarterfinal tie. … [Read more...]