of France will be looking to step up and do well at this week’s ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome.
2 years ago Simon was one of the form players on the ATP tour, having beaten Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer twice, in Toronto and Shanghai.
Simon has been poor however since those superb set of results and he will be looking to kick-start his season on the Clay in Rome.
If Simon can turn in a good performance on Clay it will give him the belief that he can go on and have a very good French Open in front of his home crowd.
Given his superb defensive skills Simon’s game should be well suited to clay.
Simon at his best is likely to prove to be a tough match for anyone in the world and he will be hoping to find his best form .