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Djokovic marks 100 weeks as ATP's No. 1

Djokovic marks 100 weeks as ATP's No. 1

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic on Monday became the ninth player to hold the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 100 weeks.

Simon comes away winner at Moselle Open

METZ, France, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Gilles Simon defeated two-time defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets Sunday and won the championship of the ATP's Moselle Open in France.

Tsonga and Simon reach Moselle Open finals

METZ, France, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and second-seeded Gilles Simon won their semifinal matches Saturday to set up an all-French final at the Moselle Open in Metz.
Tsonga continues Moselle Open title defense

Tsonga continues Moselle Open title defense

METZ, France, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied for a three-set win Friday in the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open tennis tournament in France.

Simon advances, two seeds lose at Moselle Open

METZ, France, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Gilles Simon won in straight sets but two other seeded players were beaten Thursday in second-round play at the Moselle Open tennis tournament in France.
Querrey claims three-set win at Moselle Open

Querrey claims three-set win at Moselle Open

METZ, France, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- No. 6-seeded Sam Querrey rallied for a three-set win Monday in a first-round match of the Moselle Open tennis tournament in France.
Djokovic through to Wimbledon second round

Djokovic through to Wimbledon second round

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and fourth-seeded David Ferrer posted solid wins Tuesday in first-round play at the 127th Wimbledon Championships.
Nicolas Mahut jumps 116 places in tennis rankings

Nicolas Mahut jumps 116 places in tennis rankings

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- Nicolas Mahut makes a huge leap in the men's world tennis rankings this week after picking up his first ATP title.
Simon, Lopez to vie for Aegon International title

Simon, Lopez to vie for Aegon International title

EASTBOURNE, England, June 21 (UPI) -- Gilles Simon and Feliciano Lopez posted straight-set wins Friday to grab spots in the finals of the Aegon International tennis tournament in England.
Simon, Seppi to meet in Eastbourne semifinals

Simon, Seppi to meet in Eastbourne semifinals

EASTBOURNE, England, June 20 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Gilles Simon and seventh-seeded Andreas Seppi advanced to semifinals Thursday of the Aegon International tennis tournament in England.

Ivan Dodig sends Milos Raonic packing in Eastbourne upset

EASTBOURNE, England, June 19 (UPI) -- Croatia's Ivan Dodig sent top-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic packing Wednesday with a second-round upset at the grass-court Aegon International.
Roger Federer rallies for win, David Ferrer advances at French Open

Roger Federer rallies for win, David Ferrer advances at French Open

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roger Federer needed five sets to gain the quarterfinals and No. 4 David Ferrer also advanced Sunday at the French Open.
Nadal drops early set but wins at French Open

Nadal drops early set but wins at French Open

PARIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal staggered early but won in four sets Friday in a French Open second-round match.
Federer, Ferrer roll into French Open third round

Federer, Ferrer roll into French Open third round

PARIS, May 29 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roger Federer and fourth-seeded David Ferrer lost just 10 games between them Wednesday in advancing to the third round of the French Open.

Roger Federer, David Ferrer breeze in first-round French Open wins

PARIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded former champ Roger Federer and No. 4 David Ferrer advanced Sunday with first-round victories at the French Open.
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Frenchman Gilles Simon reacts after a shot during his French Open second-round match against American Robert Kendrick at Roland Garros in Paris on May 27, 2009. Simon defeated Kendrick 7-5, 6-0, 6-1. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Gilles Simon (born December 27, 1984) is a French professional tennis player and former world no. 6. He is a nine-time winner on the ATP World Tour. His coach is French tennis veteran Thierry Tulasne, and his fitness trainer is Paul Quetin.

Simon was born in Nice, France, into a family with no involvement in sport, his mother being a doctor and his father working in insurance. Supported by his parents, he started playing tennis at the age of 6. Due to a growth delay that runs in the family, he was shorter than most kids his age during his early teenage years. This is the reason he cites Michael Chang as a major influence, as his comparatively small frame proved that size was not an important factor in playing tennis.

On September 2, 2010, Simon became a father for the first time. His partner Carine Lauret gave birth to a baby boy. The couple named their first child Timothée. Timothée was born four weeks ahead of schedule, when Simon was competing in the 2010 US Open.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gilles Simon."
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