Inspired by Novak Djokovic, Gilles Simon parts ways with coaching team


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Inspired by Novak Djokovic, Gilles Simon parts ways with coaching team

Gilles Simon seems to have bee inspired from Novak Djokovic. The Frenchman split fron his whole coaching team. 'I divorced from my staff: my coach (Jan de Witt), my mental coach (Ronan Lafaix) and physical trainer (Milos Jelisavcic),' Simon told AFP.

'Their level is great and I am on good terms with them. I will try to improve two or three things being alone. The most important thing is to have clear ideas.' Beaten by Kevin Anderson in the first round at the Tokyo Open on Monday, the former world no.

6 admitted he hasn't been calm on the court recently. 'I am doing well physically and I am not injured, but it's not a pleasant moment for me.' From now, until the end of the 2017 season, Simon will play the Shanghai Masters, where in 2014 he reached the final losing to Roger Federer, the Vienna Open and the Paris Masters.

He has won two matches in a row since Lyon in late May, where he reached the quarter-finals. ALSO READ: Carlos Moya: 'Nadal had moral obligation towards Federer at Laver Cup'