Gilles Simon stunned world number 5 Daniil Medvedev and the world of tennis as well with his 6/4 6/0 victory over the tournament number 1 seed.
The match did not start of well for Simon as he was immediately broken and quickly was behind 1-3. In front of his wife and to boys, the 2 time champion in Marseille (2007 and 2015) was not about to give up. He broke back, and then once again to capture the first set 6-4.
Medvedev lost his cool at the change of ends smashing his racket on the bench. He never managed to regain his composure while Simon's level of confidence rose and rose. The result was a set won at love for the FRenchman and a fifth qualification for the semifinals at the Open 13 Provence.
He now waits to know whom of Auger-Aliassime or Gerasimov he will face off for a spot in the final.