Lurve the background music, Jorge. So hypnotic whilst watching the great slow-mos.
I agree with John Alexander, even in his final serve of the video, he was walking into it. Saw him live many years ago and didn’t notice it. I trust Jorge when he says the footwork cleaned up after the initial warmup serves we see here.
Also, this is Gilles Simon, right? Why is he named “Gael” here? Am I going crazy?
Yes Gilles Simon (not Gael) I cannot believe I sent that out that way! Senior moment?!?!
Isn’t he walking into the serve and wouldn’t that be a foot fault?
Those furst fews serves were during his warm up. After a few minutes he was taking his proper serve position and stance.
A beautiful player to watch live!….I saw him at Queen’s Club, London, June 2015 and he’s my new fav. player because he’s not all about power and a big serve….his shots are clever, pin-point accurate, unrushed and languidly fluid….all that, and he’s also easy on the eye!….H x
I want to thank you for making these available Jorge. I was amazed at how different the forehand and backhand are in preparation to hit the ball. Gilles Simon does have very fluid movement and he does initiate movement to prepare for the next shot so well. I noticed too how incredibly low he gets to hit through the backhand. That left leg is at a 90 degree angle when striking the ball. This slow motion compilation is all encompassing in showing variation of the forehand to backhand movement racket prep -as well as the forehand topspin and slice shots. Thanks!
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