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Andy Murray, Kevin Anderson advance to Mexican Open semis

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Andy Murray of Great Britain rallied to defeat No. 6 seed Gilles Simon in three sets Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Mexican Open.

David Ferrer, Andy Murray reach Mexican Open quarterfinals

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer beat fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Gicquel upset win worth spot in Open Sud de France quarters

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Marc Gicquel upset No. 2-ranked Gilles Simon in second-round play Thursday at the Open Sud de France.
Federer, Tsonga to meet in next round of Australian Open

Federer, Tsonga to meet in next round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both won in straight sets Saturday, setting up the first Top 10 match of the 2013 Australian Open.
Del Potro ousted at Australian Open

Del Potro ousted at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Roberto Bautista Agut, playing into early Friday, ousted fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro in a second-round match at the Australian Open.
Nadal, Murray advance on hot day at Australian Open

Nadal, Murray advance on hot day at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal, fourth-seeded Andy Murray and No. 6 Roger Federer all advanced Tuesday in first-round play at the Australian Open.
Marius Copil in Brisbane quarterfinal after upset win

Marius Copil in Brisbane quarterfinal after upset win

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Qualifier Marius Copil ousted third-seeded Gilles Simon in a second-round match Thursday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Wawrinka, Gasquet win in Paris, head to London

Wawrinka, Gasquet win in Paris, head to London

PARIS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet Thursday won Paris Masters third-round matches and spots in the ATP World Tour Finals.
Federer earns spot in ATP Tour Finals with win in Paris

Federer earns spot in ATP Tour Finals with win in Paris

PARIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Roger Federer sealed up a 12th consecutive invitation to the ATP's World Tour Finals with a win in straight sets Wednesday at the Paris Masters.
Falla advances on 6-1, 6-0 upset at Valencia Open

Falla advances on 6-1, 6-0 upset at Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Alejandro Falla dropped just one game Tuesday in a first-round upset win at the ATP's Valencia Open in Spain.
Pospisil, Paire advance on Shanghai upsets

Pospisil, Paire advance on Shanghai upsets

SHANGHAI, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Vasek Pospisil and Benoit Paire both ousted seeded players in first-round matches Tuesday at the ATP's Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Berdych, Raonic earn spots in Thailand Open finals

Berdych, Raonic earn spots in Thailand Open finals

BANGKOK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic each won in three sets Saturday in advancing to the finals of the ATP's Thailand Open.
Berdych, other top seeds advance to semis at Thailand Open

Berdych, other top seeds advance to semis at Thailand Open

BANGKOK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Tomas Berdych won in straight sets Friday, leading the top four seeds into the semifinals of the Thailand Open tennis tournament.
Gasquet heads into quarterfinals of Thailand Open

Gasquet heads into quarterfinals of Thailand Open

BANGKOK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Defending champion Richard Gasquet sailed through his second-round match Thursday at the Thailand Open tennis tournament.
Igor Sijsling advances on Thailand Open upset

Igor Sijsling advances on Thailand Open upset

BANGKOK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Igor Sijsling claimed an upset win Monday as the Thailand Open began with three first-round matches.
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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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