After 4 hours of play, Gilles Simon, playing the last Roland-Carros of his career, fell to Pablo Carreno-Pusta of Spain in the fifth set to advance to the second round.
Grandparents oppose. Joe-Wilfried Tsonga is on the verge of victory against Caspar Root, Gilles Simon has his win, and after a scene it is fantastic. At 37, Simon looked like he had completely lost his 16th game in the world. His 499th win on the ATP circuit, one of the most beautiful.
4 games in a row in the 5th set
There is a lot to say about this meeting. Simon started the game well and led 2 sets 0 (6-4, 6-4). Carreno Pusta then returned to the game, taking advantage of the French player’s extreme fall. At the start of the fifth set the Spanish player was able to get the service of Simon and we finally hoped. But to be carried by the public in a stable mood and on fire, Simon returned to 4-4, he was 4-2 behind.
He then forced his opponent to continue serving in the match. Under pressure, the Carreno-Busta crack shot and his first match point Gilles Simon pushed his opponent into a foul and Roland-Karos qualified for the second round. No, this game is not his last match on Parisian clay.
Absolutely frantic environment
1:05 pm when Gilles Simon expresses his delight at Simon Matthew Court. The audience with him was not much, maximum 500 people. But they make thousands of noises to push Gilles Simon towards victory. They did not stop encouraging him. The audience was fantastic and multiplied the songs to the glory of Gilles Simon to the delight of the interested party who returned from nowhere in the last round.
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