Those who have seen Gilles Simon one day practice “tennis hurray” should consider joining a club. It would be the most closed in the world. The former sixth in the world (in 2009; he is now 63rd) has never had the habit of distributing half-volleys at mid-court or stunning the gallery with Benoît Paire-style cushioning or breathtaking backhands. at the Grigor Dimitrov. With him, a tennis match is more like a game of chess than a bowling strike.