French tennis player Gilles Simon overcame the barrier of the first round of the competition in Marrakesh, beating the Slovakian Jozef Kovalik in two sets – 6/4, 6/1.
For 1 hour and 30 minutes of the match, the 27th racket of the world, 34-year-old Gilles, made three breaks and two aces, making a mistake once when serving. The 26-year-old Kovalik, who occupies the 120th place in the ATP rating, did not pass through and made one double mistake.
Before each other players have not met. In the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II tournament, Simon will play with Guido Andreozzi.