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The French world number 58 does not consider Federer a good role model for young tennis players


Gilles Simon expresses himself in his autobiography

Gilles Simon is currently number 58 in the tennis world rankings. His autobiography has been available in stores since Wednesday. In "Ce sport qui rend fou" the Frenchman also dealt with Roger Federer, among others.

Gilles Simon is a strong tennis player, the 35-year-old has not yet landed the really big coup in his career so far. Nevertheless, he has now recorded his experiences and experiences in an autobiography. The Daily indicator has taken on the book and mainly read the passages about Roger Federer more closely.

Gilles Simon, who calls Federer the best advertising tennis can have, is not only positive about the Swiss. Federer has already cost France twenty years and he is afraid he will do it again. Simon alludes to the fact that they try to teach young tennis players to play like Federer, but the maestro's game is by no means everyone's favorite - nevertheless, Federer is a role model for everyone in France. So the youth are burned for several years. Simon therefore hopes that Federer's records will be broken so that one can see that things can be different.

"You could still say that he is the most wonderful, fabulous, most efficient and greatest player of all time. But then we would no longer be forced to just look at it that way."

Gilles Simon, Tages-Anzeiger, October 29, 2020

Simon also put some anecdotes about his duels with Federer in the book. For example, the Frenchman's son kept his fingers crossed for the Swiss in Basel in 2018. These and more stories can be found in the book with the title "Ce sport qui rend fou" or in the article of Day scoreboard. You can find it under the following link, but the article requires a subscription.


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