Gilles Simon - Nice, France
39 Singles Ranking
France France
  Age:32 (27.12.1984)
Birthplace:Nice, France
Residence:Neuchatel, Switzerland
Height:6' (183 cm)
Weight:154 lbs (70 kg)
Turned Pro:2002
Coach:Jan de Witt
Singles Statistics as of 21.08.2017
  Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money*
2016 Current 39   3 12-18 0 $499,475
Career High 6 05.01.2009 417-300 12 $12,268,657 *Singles & Doubles combined
Doubles Statistics as of 21.08.2017
  Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money*
2016 Current 284   1 0-10 0 $499,475
Career High 117 28.01.2008 34-129 0 $12,268,657 *Singles & Doubles combined
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Player Stats as of: 21.08.2017

Service Record Year-to-Date
Aces 78
Double Faults 75
1st Serve 57%
1st Serve Points Won 68%
2nd Serve Points Won 52%
Break Points Faced 239
Break Points Saved 59%
Service Games Played 365
Service Games Won 73%
Service Points Won 61%
Return Record Year-to-Date
1st Serve Return Points Won 31%
2nd Serve Return Points Won 49%
Break Points Opportunities 201
Break Points Converted 41%
Return Games Played 364
Return Games Won 23%
Return Points Won 38%
Total Points Won 49%
Year In Review


Reached Montpellier QFs (l. to Janowicz)…Beat No. 4 Murray in Rotterdam QFs prior to losing to Berdych…

On 22 February, in the fifth all-French final in Marseille history, he edged Monfils 76(4) in third set TB for his second title at the tournament…It was his 12th ATP World Tour crown and places him second behind Noah (23) in all-time French title leaders…It was the first time on the ATP World Tour since 24 March 1975 that there were three 30-over singles winners on the same day –Karlovic (35) in Delray Beach, Ferrer (32) in Rio de Janeiro and Simon (30) in Marseille…On 24 March 1975, Mark Cox (31y, 8m) at Atlanta WCT, Rod Laver (36y,7m) at Orlando WCT and Ken Rosewall (40y, 4m) at Jackson all lifted trophies…

Reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 4R (l. to Nadal)...Reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 4R (l. to Ferrer)...Reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo 3R (l. to Ferrer in three sets)...

On 13 May, retired due to neck injury at 67(5) 02 versus Thiem in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome 2R...On 20 May, withdrew ahead of Nice 1R vs. Duckworth due to a neck injury...

On 25 May, recorded the 350th match win of his career over Pouille in Roland Garros 1R; fell in 4R (l. to Wawrinka)...


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...Member of ATP Player Council from June 2012-16...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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