Gilles Simon began playing tennis at age six, he is a five time winner on the ATP Tour and is currently the French No. 1 and the seventh ranked player in the world.
Simon is known for having a powerful deep forehand that he hits against topspin. His backhand is consistent and is considered his best shot. His groundstrokes, though consistent, are also very technically challenging, as he hits very deep and with much angle. He is an all-round tennis player, with variety and exhibits excellent defense. He takes his forehand early, much like Andre Agassi. Simon's rise in the past year has been due to him displaying more offensive firepower in addition to his great defensive skills.
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