French tennis player Gilles Simon overcame the barrier of the first round of the tournament in Eastbourne, beating American Tennis Sandgren – 7/5, 6/1.
For 1 hour and 20 minutes of the match, the 25th racket of the world, 34-year-old Gilles, made five breaks and three aces, making a mistake six times when serving. 27-year-old Sandgren, occupying the 92nd line of the world table of ranks, twice took the pitch of an opponent, made seven aces and three double errors.
The Frenchman has increased the gap in the personal meetings of players – 2: 0.
In the second round of the Nature Valley International competition, Simon faced off with Chilean Nicolas Jarry.