Gilles Simon was born in Nice, France on December 27, 1984. Today, Poussin, Gilles nickname, lives in Neuchatel, Switzerland. The twenty-four year old tennis player began playing at age six. Now seriously in his sporting career he plays in his right hand and became a professional in the sports last 2002.
When Gilles started out his career in tennis he played in four French Futures Tournaments and advanced to the second round. After a year he competed at least 20 games in the Future tournaments and won his first title at Lisboa and another title in Montego Bay. In 2004, he made certain progress when he reached two Challenger Finals. In 2005, he began the season by achieving his first career title in New Caledonia. In 2007, he earned the singles titles in Marseille, Bucharest.
As of June 2008, Simon already garnered 1030 points. He is currently coached by Thierry Tulasne with Paul Quetin as his fitness trainer. Gilles competed in 32 matches and won 23 games gaining a 71.9% winning. He is in the 29th for the Current ATP Ranking in the singles category; number 28th in the Career High ATP Ranking- Singles as of June 9, 2008; and ranked 27th in the Current ATP Race- Singles. In the Doubles Ranking of the Current Stanford ATP, he is the 196th and as of January 28, 2008, he is 117th in the Career High Stanford ATP Doubles.
The YTD Review recorded 1 of his singles title while the Career Review recorded his 3 Singles Titles. He consequently does not have any Doubles Record.
In 2008, his three Singles highlights were: the winner of the ATP and Grand Slam in Casablanca; reached the semi-finals at Rotterdam; and joined the quarterfinals at Marseille Nottingham.
Currently, Simon ranks at No. 41 in the world ranks as of December 6, 2010, however, the highest rank he has achieved was at No. 6 which he reached in January 5, 2009. So far, he boasts of 7 career titles to date.
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