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Road to Roland-Garros with Gilles Simon [2013]

December 17, 2019

Very fine. -Where to?
-Roland Garros. The player you dreamt to be when you were young?
Marat. -Well, we’re not exactly the same size…
-Indeed. To whom would you enjoy inflicting a 6/0 6/0 6/0?
To many people. At the moment, I’d say Andy Murray because I’ve lost our last 10 matches. The biggest actor on the court was… – Gastón Gaudio.
-Really? We were having a hard match
-it was the beginning of my career- and he was getting totally crazy. He got mad, put his hand in his shorts,
pulled very hard and tore them. He already had a warning
so he was afraid of getting a point penalty if he stopped to change shorts. So he acted as if he could keep playing, although… everybody was laughing! Do you prefer long johns, pants or boxer shorts?
Back to the same subject. Boxer shorts, like the majority of us. A message to the ballkids?
Guys, you’re great! Sorry if I sometimes lose my temper,
I’m too nervous. But I love you! We all learned to play the flute at school.
Could you play a little tune? It’s been 10 years since I haven’t done that! Doesn’t look easy… You still have good memories of it!
It’s like riding: you never forget. Or it’s pure luck… -Souvenir photo.
-I’ve got my funny box. -Here we are. Thanks a lot.
-Thank you. Good luck for the tournament and see you. -Thanks. See you.


  • Reply Aliny Calejon May 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    hahahahaha I laughed so loud with the first attempt to play the flute. You're great, Gilles.

  • Reply Morozova May 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    awww, i love gilles. 😀

  • Reply HeyMickey May 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    It would be nice to have subtitles for those of us who do not speak/understand French.

  • Reply Cornel Amarantino May 31, 2013 at 7:08 am

    There isn't too funny to play one hour and them wait two hours to stop the rain. But "c'est la vie" without courts covered. Organizers would have to really think about this issue.

  • Reply Road to Roland Garros June 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Subtitles are available, just enable the YouTube button!

  • Reply sueqajcarihc June 3, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Très sympatoche et marrant ce ptit Gillou !

  • Reply SummerHaze12 June 3, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Je pensais pas qu'il avait de l'humour. Très sympa !

  • Reply Hellayne June 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    We learn how to play it in middle school 🙂

  • Reply Hellayne June 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Wow that's uncommon but nice !

  • Reply totalannihilator99 June 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Sympa, Simon ??? Il passe son temps à gueuler sur le court, et son jeu est un des plus ennuyeux du circuit.

  • Reply Emre MERT June 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Marat and Gilles are my favourites and I hate Andy Murray. So I think you can imagine how shocked that I am after watching this, lol. 

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