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Fast Five With Gilles Simon

We caught up with Gilles right after his win over Michael Berrer in Indian Wells.  He had just finished a series of interviews in French and greeted us with an “I’m so happy to answer questions in English!”

What is your favorite cell phone application?  It’s not easy but I would say because of my son, Candy Crush. I tried to erase it from my phone but he said “Daddy, I want to play the game with the sweets” so I turned it back on.

Can you describe yourself in 3 words?  This is also not easy (pauses). I would say honest, talented and an idiot (as confirmed by my coach).

If you could switch places for one day with any person who would it be and why? The French President of the Republic, just to see how it would be in the office.

What is your most embarrassing moment? Oh I’ve had a lot, on the court, outside of the court but one day on court in Cincinnati, I felt really alone because I throw my racket and the racket bounces and went over the fence and then someone had to go all the way around to get it and I had to wait 5 minutes and I felt very alone because everyone was watching me.


Facebook or Twitter:  Twitter

Books or Movies: Movies

Ocean or Mountains: Ocean

Morning or Night: Night

Beer or Wine: Beer (didn’t see that one coming!)

Spicy or Mild: Mild

Beyonce or Rihanna: Beyonce

Interview and photos by Jennifer Knapp


Highlights from the French Open 2013 Day 1 & 2


Lleyton Hewitt never fails to bring a good show, and that he did yesterday against Frenchman Gilles Simon.  Not only did it go to 5 sets, but Rusty came back from 5-0 in the 5th to bring it to 5-5, but it ended up being all too much for the former #1 and Gilles prevailed 7-5 in the 5th.  And the sweetest part?  Gilles gave his flowers to his mother, (it was Mothers' day in France), apologizing for the rollercoaster he put her through during this match.

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Photos: Gilles Simon and his Mini-Me at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open

While strolling through the practice courts, we happened upon this curly headed cutie watching his daddy play tennis, the daddy being Frenchman Gilles Simon.   Can we all say a collective, "Awwwwww!"  

More pics after the jump!

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Video: Served by the Best Featuring Ana Ivanovic, Fernando Verdasco, Jack Sock, and Gilles Simon

And now it all makes sense!  We were at the Adidas Sports Performance Store Wednesday showing you behind-the-scenes footage of an Adidas promotional event and now we get to see the final project!!  Six kiddos got the be "Served by the Best" at the Adidas Performance Store, but even before that, they were treated to a tennis lesson by Adidas coach Mats Merkel and tennis player Jack Sock.  Check out the video above (where you can see a funny shot of me at the 1:28 mark standing on a step stool to get video and twitpics! LOL).   Enjoy!


Ana Ivanovic and Fernando Verdasco greet fans in SoHo

I got a chance to watch Adidas film a promo spot with Ana Ivanovic, Fernando Verdasco, Gilles Simon, and Jack Sock at the Adidas Performance Store in SoHo. Everything you see here is just a little behind-the-scenes action, but the edited promo for Adidas will be out on Friday and you will be able to find it here!  

Let's get this party started!

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Quick Q & A With Gilles Simon

What is your passion outside of tennis?

I would say video games.

What kind of video games?

I play all the video games.  I’ve played since I was very young, so I play too much!

Do you ever play the football games against Rafa?

No, that’s the thing, I would say the sports games are not my favorite games.

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Photos and Video: ATP and WTA stars swim with the dolphins in Miami

Before hitting the tennis courts at the Sony Ericsson Open, American Ryan Harrison, along with 10 other ATP and WTA players took in a swim with the dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium's Dolphin Harbor.  

"It was a really special experience for me to be able to swim with the dolphins and it's something I'll always remember," said Harrison, the 19-year-old who cracked the Top 100 last July. 

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