The Frenchman had to come back from 5-2 down in the last set to beat Grigor Dimitrov who is affectionately known as Grisha 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the Open 13 yesterday.
"From the moment I broke back, I felt much better," Simon said.Well, Gilles, I don't think it's going to hurt Grisha in long term though.
"That hurt him physically and mentally, and I won the next games quite easily."
Grisha who has just turned pro is certainly making his mark in the ATP tour this year.
Gosh, how I wish Yang Tsung Hua can achieve that too but it's not going to happen if he sticks with his current management. Tsung Hua already missed the opportunity of his lifetime by not taking IMG's offer.
Boy, this kid sure have lotsa fire!
Back to Grisha, I've just digged up a youtube of him showing middle finger to the chair umpire.
He reminds me of the young Roger who smashed his racquet right in front of the umpire.
(Images via downthelinetennis.com, Open 13 website)