VS'is completed. The courts of Roland-Garros won't ever see Gilles Simon once more. At least not as a participant. The French worldwide, who had been invited to this grand slam as a result of he was not ranked properly sufficient this season (he's 158e worldwide), was eradicated on the thirde spherical by the Croatian Marin Cilic. A match through which he did not make the burden and which led to 3 units 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. But regardless of every thing, “Gilou” confirmed a giant smile after his defeat, the general public chanting his identify till he took the microphone to thank them.
The 37-year-old Frenchman introduced on May 7 that he would finish his profession on the finish of the season. For his half, Marin Cilic will face within the spherical of 16 the world quantity two Daniil Medvedev who has been spectacular for the reason that begin of the match the place he has not yet misplaced a single set.
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Simon is the third of the final 4 French individuals within the operating to be eradicated, after Léolia Jeanjean and Alizé Cornet. Only stays Hugo Gaston (74e) who faces the Dane Holger Rune (40e) within the night time session.
The ex-world quantity six determined to go away the circuit on the finish of the yr as a result of his physique is now not ready to sustain.
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Three instances, he reached the spherical of 16 at Roland-Garros, with out managing to transcend (2011, 2013, 2015). He had his finest grand slam consequence on the 2009 Australian Open and 2015 Wimbledon when he reached the quarter-finals.
Winner of the 2017 Davis Cup, he has to date 14 titles and 500 victories on the circuit.