Gilles Simon was born in Nice on December 27, 1984, but grew up in Fontenay-sous-Bois outside Paris. He has the nickname “Gilou”. His mother was a doctor and father worked for an insurance company. Gilles also has a brother. Gilles began playing tennis at the age of 6 years as he was supported by his parents.
His family was suffering from growth delay therefore like other family members he was smaller than other children of his age at the start of his teenage period. Therefore, he refers to Michael Chang as a great influence, as his small frame shows that size is not the only factor in playing tennis. Simon likes to play video games. He particularly likes to play Virtual Tennis.
Gilles Simon Net Worth 2023
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Date of Birth||December 27, 1984|
He is engaged with Carine Lauret. He is also the father of a son.
Simon started his professional tennis career in the summer of 2002, participating in many local tournaments in France before playing overseas. His first title came in Lisbon, Portugal, in June 2003, and reached the quarterfinals of three other tournaments.
He then got his second title in Jamaica in September. In 2004, he got three wins in France and another in Algeria. In January 2005, he won the first ATP Challenger tournament New Caledonia and defended the title in the following year. He was world No. 113. Simon started his Grand Slam career from the 2005 French Open, losing in the first round to Olivier Patience in four sets.
Simon competed in the first grand slam of the year, the Australian Open, where he defeated Nicolás Massú and Tomáš Berdych before losing from No. 13 Thomas Johansson in the third round. After the tournament ended, he entered the top 100 for the first time, rising to No. 89.
He reached the final of ATP Valencia in victory over Andreas Seppi in the quarterfinals and Fernando Verdasco in the semifinals but lost to Nicolás Almagro.
He also reached the semi-finals in Casablanca, as well as round 16 in the two ATP Masters Series in Monte Carlo and Hamburg. By the end of the year, Simon was 45th in the world.
He has won 12 ATP titles and is currently ranked at 25 in the world. He started the year 2009 as world No. 6 and participated in Hopman cup with his partner Alize Cornet. Simon returned to France to participate in Lyon but lost in the semifinal.
What Racquet Does Gilles Simon Use?
Simon is promoting the legendary Prestige Head series in the Prestige XT painting work. But inside the paint job, there is the PT57A, a model used by many professional players and, more famously, Andy Murray. The PT57A is a professional print of the famous Pro Head 630 by Thomas Musters many years ago. Simon was one of the few players on the ATP tour to avoid tightening the racket with a co-polyester strap. Instead, use the Head 16 multifilament string. Simon is wearing Adidas tennis clothes and the Pro Head over grips.
What Shoes Does Gilles Simon Wear?
He used to wear Adidas Adizero Ubersonic 3. This ultra-fast shoe updates the Adidas adizero’s flagship model, eliminating all its extra weight while maintaining a ground-based sensitivity to the best players used during the competition. The material is removable from the top and, this model features Dyneema and Vectran fibers to give it a sense of rust, greater flexibility, and greater durability.
The continuous knit boot construction keeps your feet in the right fit with comfortable gloves, which make your movements natural and organic when you reach the cushioned PU midsole. If you feel good about the previous model, wait and see how fast you can move.
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