Originally Posted by tacou
this is a bit of a myth...we've all seen the Simon vs Monfils horror shows, but when Gilles is playing well he has no fear to rip FH cross court or BH up the line very flat and with pace
That said he did work the net more than usual and it paid off! Still, those legs! That 30-30 point in the last game was insane
Sure. I also vividly remember his match vs Nadal in Madrid 08, where he was ripping some shots. His FH dtl is the shot I think of the most, when he's ripping stuff. But let's not kid ourselves, he is a counterpuncher, who sometimes can inject some pace on his shots. What I meant by him being uncharacteristically aggressive today, is as you pointed to, him, following an aggressive shot, coming to the net. He did that a couple of times in the 2nd, as well as hitting some nice passing shots.
Hopefully both Tsonga and Simon will be able to sustain the level they showed today.