Gilles Simon

Gilles Simon

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Gilles Simon (born December 27, 1984) is a French professional tennis player and former World No. 6. He is a nine time winner on the ATP World Tour. His coach is French tennis veteran Thierry Tulasne, and his fitness trainer is Paul Quetin.

Personal life

Simon was born in Nice, France, into a family with no involvement in sport, with his mother being a doctor and his father working in insurance. This is the reason he cites Michael Chang as a major influence, as his comparatively small frame proved that size was not an important factor in playing tennis.

On September 2, 2010, Simon became a father for the first time. His partner Carine Lauret gave birth to a baby boy. The couple named their first child Timothée. Timothée was born four weeks ahead of schedule, when Simon was competing in the 2010 US Open.

Career

Early career

Simon began his professional tennis career in the summer of 2002,...
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