Simon inconspicuously making his move

Updated: October 20, 2008, 3:42 PM ET
By Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

You won't hear people talking about Gilles Simon in the hushed tones reserved for the Roger Federers and Rafael Nadals of this world, but with the battle for the year-end No. 1 pretty much decided a month ago (although Nadal didn't officially clinch the top spot until this past weekend), the inherent interest of the fall season seemed to be in deep jeopardy.

Then along came Simon, tennis' latest version of The Little Engine That Could, to mount a stirring and smile-inducing run in ...

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