French professional tennis player, Gilles Simon had announced that the ongoing Paris Masters will be his last tournament on the tour. The veteran has postponed his retirement plans for a day as he produced another brilliant win at the Paris Masters on Wednesday. He has defeated Taylor Fritz in his last tournament, thus ending America’s hopes of qualifying for the ATP Finals.
Gilles Simon and Felix Auger Aliassime are ready to compete against each other in the third round of the 2022 Paris Masters on Thursday. Simon’s game with Taylor Fritz lasted for more than three hours in the second round.
Gilles Simon- Personal and Family life
Gilles was born to Daniel Simon and Mireille Simon in Nice. He grew up in Fontenay-sous-Bois that is situated outside Paris. Gilles started playing tennis at the age of 6 with his parents motivating him to follow tennis a career.
The tennis star suffered from a hereditary growth delay in his teenage years. This gradually resulted in him being shorter in height than most children of his age. He looked up to Michael Chang as his inspiration whose game made him believe that size did not matter for playing the sport.
Gilles Simon married girlfriend, Carine Lauret whom he had been dating since many years. They were blessed with their first child in 2010. Gilles and Carine became parents again in the year 2013.
Net Worth of Simon
Gilles Simon has an estimated net worth of approximately 13 million dollars. He has an estimated prize money of around $15,973,139 in both singles and doubles.
Gilles Simon- Career
Simon won his first Futures title in Lisbon in 2003. Afterwards, he won his second title in Jamaica. When he was 19 years old, he made his ATP tour debut in France in the year 2004.
In January 2005, Simon won his first Challenger tournament. He reached his first ATP Tour final in Valencia in the year 2006. In 2007, he witnessed his first and second ATP titles wins.
The veteran has made it to two quarterfinals in the Grand Slams. They were 2009 Australian Open and the 2015 Wimbledon. In 2018, Gilles won his 14th and last ATP title.
In 2022, Simon has mostly competed in the Challenger events. He won his 500th career match in the 2022 French Open tournament. He also became the 56th player to achieve this conquest.
Gilles Simon is ready to face Felix Auger Aliassime next in the third round of the 2022 Paris Masters on Thursday. Simon has previously defeated Andy Murray and Taylor Fritz in the same tournament.
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