Gilles Simon was born on December 27, 1984 in Nice, France. He is a tennis player who resides in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Biography and Career :
Thierry Tulasne is his coach and also the man who goes with him at all the tournaments and takes care of him and his trainings because. His career started when he was a little child but he became a professional tennis player only in 2002.
Even though he won just one ATP single title until now (2007) he is a promising and talented player and he hopes to become a great player.
In February 2007 he participated at the tournament in Marseille and faced Marcos Baghdatis in the final. He won that final and it was a huge success for him as it was the first title. This gave him a lot of courage to continue. The event was on hard and the m
atch ended with the score 6-4 7-6(3).
One year before he tried to win the first trophy at the tournament in Valencia but his opponent in the final, Nicolas Almagro from Spain stopped him. On March 19, 2007 he was ranked on the thirty-eight position in Top 100. This was the highest position in this top he has ever achieved.
In 2006 he played at the Australian Open where he reached the third round. In the same year he played in the second round at the US Open and into the first round at Wimbledon before being eliminated.
2007 was the year when he passed into the next round at Roland Garros after winning the first round, but unfortunately he stopped there. He has talent and if he will continue this way he has many chances to become one of the greatest players.
- Height: 180 cm
- Weight: 65 kg
- He plays: right-handed.
- He turned pro in 2002.
- He won almost one million dollars from playing tennis.
Career Review :
- Singles Record: 50 - 50
- Singles Titles: 1
- Doubles Record: 7 - 27
- Doubles Titles: 0
- Prize Money: $936,396
- Career High ATP Ranking - Singles: 38 (19-Mar-2007).
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