Grueling display paying dividends for Simon

The stealth Gilles Simon wasn't even a forethought in his home country, never mind a contender for the Masters Cup in Shanghai. But after a dogged display in Madrid, Simon is making his move.

Originally Published: October 22, 2008
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

The personable Gilles Simon continued his impressive post-Wimbledon form and is overshadowing his more hyped countrymen. A spot at the Masters Cup is drawing ever closer.

Off the court, bigwigs at the ATP are busy, hoping to land a chief partner before the season ends. Given the current economic climate, it hasn't been easy.

Sizzling Simon Considering that Gilles Simon tumbled to 36th in the rankings in May and is surrounded by countrymen like Australian Open ...

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