of France will be looking to impress his home fans when the French Open starts tomorrow in Paris.
Simon had the best year of his career in 2008 which saw him end the year inside the world top 8 for the 1st time and as a result he managed to qualify for the ATP World Tour finals in Shanghai.
Simon enjoyed wins in 2008 over the likes of Djokovic and Rafael Nadal and he even defeated Roger Federer twice.
Simon beat Federer in the 1st round of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Madrid and followed that up with a victory against the Swiss maestro in Shanghai in the group stages.
The Frenchman beat Nadal in the Semi Final of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Madrid and then lost to Andy Murray in the final of the prestigious tournament in Spain.
Simon at his best has the game to thrive on Clay.