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Gilles Simon

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Simon
  • Age: 29 (27.12.1984)
  • Birthplace: Nice, France
  • Residence: Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Height: 6' (183 cm)
  • Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 2002
  • Coach: Jan De Witt
37 Singles Ranking
France

France

As of 28.07.2014
S D
Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money
2014

Current

37
1 14-17 0 $530,649
Career

High

6

05.01.2009

316-224 11 $8,301,233

Singles & Doubles combined

2014

Current

287
7 2-7 0 $22,271
Career

High

117

28.01.2008

28-100 0 $8,301,233

Singles & Doubles combined

Began playing tennis at age six...Nickname is "Gilou"...As a junior, he was inspired by Michael Chang, saying, "He showed me that you don't have to be tall in order to be a great player"...Father, Daniel, works for an insurance company while mother Mireille is a doctor...Older brother Jean-Marie is an engineer...Favorite French player all-time is Cedric Pioline...Hobbies include video games, rollerblading and movies...Fiancé, Carine; sons, Timothé (born September 2, 2010) and Valentin (September 9, 2013)...

Considers his backhand his best shot...Friends on tour include fellow Frenchmen Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Josselin Ouanna...If he could choose a tournament to win one day it would be Roland Garros...As a kid, always dreamed of playing on a packed center court...Best moment in his career thus far is beating No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of Madrid in October 2008...Fitness trainer is Paul Quetin.

Simon DEUCE Feature (May 2009)
Simon Q&A Feature (Apr. 2012)
Simon DEUCE Feature (May 2012)

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