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In a humorous move, Gilles Simon rules out a possible 2023 French Open comeback.
Gilles Simon has joked that he won’t be coming out of retirement for this year’s French Open since that would only please his opponent from the first round at Roland Garros. At the Paris Masters in late 2022, Simon, then 38, announced his retirement from professional tennis.
However, Simon still has a ranking as he is 194th and qualified for the French Open. On Twitter, a supporter wrote to Simon to express how much he would love to see the Frenchman compete in this year’s French Open.
Simon tweeted, “The only one who would love would be my first round opponent.”
In 2022, Simon participated in his last French Open.
Simon declared in May of last year that he will stop playing after the 2022 campaign.
Simon intended to attend the French Open and Paris Masters for the last time during his last season. Simon defeated Steve Johnson and Pablo Carreno Busta in the French Open before falling to Marin Cilic. Simon defeated Andy Murray and Taylor Fritz at the Paris Masters, his final competition, before falling to Felix Auger-Aliassime.
The intention behind performing Roland and Bercy was to give the audience one last good time. for a flame. perhaps two. perhaps three. This year, you definitely provided me the best emotions of my career. We only play tennis for that reason. Thanks. Maybe I should have played harder for that at first.
Young people have ambitions and are independent thinkers. And as you mature, you realize that’s the sole point. After finishing his Paris run, Simon remarked, “I wish I had done that earlier. With a main draw wildcard, Simon participated in the French Open and Paris Masters.
The French Tennis Federation is appreciated. My chances for the wildcards were provided by you. You gave me one last opportunity to demonstrate it. I couldn’t even play these matches with this audience on the courts I like without you. It was quite significant to me, Simon said.