Gilles Simon: &Quot;I Used A Precise Tactic Against Roger Federer&Quot;

«I used a precise tactic against Roger Federer»


In the latest episode of the Court N°1 podcast on RMC, gil simon revealed that he had a rather simple tactic against Roger Federer. Simon said: «Tactically it was easier for me to face the Big 3, because they are such strong players that they don’t have a lot of weaknesses.

They do it more or less everything perfectly. I wasn’t using any brilliant tactics when I was facing Roger Federer. I played him as much as I could on his backhand, it was the only thing I could do. His serve was extremely precise, with his right he left you two meters from the ball and at the net he felt comfortable with him.

If there was one area of ​​the court where you could breathe a little, it was definitely the backhand diagonal. I have always fought more against those players who offered me more options, because there I had to choose.

He was often between two fires and he didn’t always handle the situation in the best way.” Gilles, who reached the round of 16 at Paris-Bercy in what was the last tournament of his career.

Roger said goodbye to tennis in September

Roger Federer said goodbye to tennis played this year, now being aware that he can no longer compete at the highest level.

The King did everything possible to be able to treat himself to one last round of the carousel in 2023, but the conditions of his right knee forced him to say enough is enough. The three operations that the Swiss has undergone in the last two and a half years have been useless.

The 41-year-old player from Basel had attempted a timid comeback in 2021, playing only 13 official matches and stopping again after Wimbledon. The 20-time Grand Slam champion announced his decision to retire via a letter posted on Instagram and played his last match alongside Rafael Nadal in the Laver Cup.

However, the former world number 1 has vowed he will not walk away from the sport that made him a global icon. In this sense, it is rumored that the Master could join the BBC commentary team in the next edition of Wimbledon.

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