French tennis player Gilles Simon broke the barrier of the first round of the competition in Marseille, beating his compatriot Antoine Hoang – 5/7, 6/3, 6/3.
The match lasted 2 hours and 14 minutes. The 32nd world number, 34-year-old Gilles, recorded five breaks and seven aces, making a double mistake when serving. 23-year-old Hoang, occupying the 139th line of the world table of ranks, three times took the submission of an opponent, made two aces and four double errors.
Previously between the players have not met. In the second round of the Open 13 tournament, Simon will fight against the winner of the game, the German Peter Gojowczyk and the Bosnian Damir Dzumhur.