Europe 1 with AFP 7:45 p.m., May 26, 2022

Gilles Simon, 158th in the world, qualified Thursday for the 3rd round of his 17th and last Roland-Garros before retiring at the end of the year, dominating the American Steve Johnson (92nd) 7-5, 6-1, 7-6 (8/6), thus signing his 500th victory on the circuit.

He will have to beat Marin Cilic to reach the round of 16.

Gilles Simon, 158th in the world, qualified Thursday for the 3rd round of his 17th and last Roland-Garros before retiring at the end of the year, dominating the American Steve Johnson (92nd) 7-5, 6-1, 7-6 (8/6), thus signing his 500th victory on the circuit.

At 37, Simon therefore prolongs the pleasure at Roland-Garros where the public at the Philippe-Chatrier court wore him again on Thursday.

He will have to beat the Croatian Marin Cilic (23rd) on Saturday to reach the round of 16 and thus equal his best performance on Parisian clay.

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