Gilles Simon followed Benoît Paire's epic match on Monday on Court Suzanne-Lenglen, lost by the Avignonnais after a five-set fight. During the meeting broadcast on France Televisions, the Nice who retired last year, had posted a message on social networks to ask if anyone knew a way to cut the comments to keep only the sounds on the court.
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Simon wanted to clarify a few moments later that he was not aiming for the quality of the comments of the commentators then on the air (which many Internet users thought at first). "No malice in my comment. I just thought it would be nice to be able to enjoy the sound of the field (bounces slides strikes etc) and choose if we wanted to have the comments between the points where to live the match in his own way, "said the former 6th player in the world.
His compatriot and former partner in France team, Arnaud Clément, now a consultant at France Télévisions, still took the time to answer him in a teasing message: "Is there a manip that would allow you to connect in Gilles Simon's living room to be able to benefit from his comments which would certainly be much more interesting.»