Gilles Simon just got a standing ovation after successfulluy fending off Taiwanese player Yen-Hsun Lu in three sets. The second round men’s singles the BNP Paribas Open was pretty high-quality… 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 or something like that.
Congrats to him and a pat on the back to Lu for showing the world that the Chinese men can play ball like the rest of ‘em!
Event minutiae: Meanwhile, we’re all waiting for Blake and Nieminen to go into a third set at Stadium 1, because if Blake wins in 2, we’ll have to schlep all the way there to watch Hewitt/Gonzo. Otherwise, Hewitt/Gonzo stays here, as planned.
(Yep, folks, these are the things tourney organizers have to think about!)
…Poor Blake, but yay for us, because he’s mired in a third set against the Finn. Hewitt/Gonzo starts soon.