The 30th racket of the world, French tennis player Gilles Simon, defeated his compatriot Benoit Paire who is in 52nd place in the world ranking, in the quarterfinals of the Tata Open Maharashta – 3/6, 7/6 (4), 6/4. For 2 hours and 19 minutes of the match, Gilles made four aces and three breaks, making four wrong mistakes when serving. While Benoit filed right through 11 times and implemented three break points, making 12 double faults. Through personal meetings of opponents was 6: 3 in favor of Simon. In the semifinals of the Pune tournament, Gilles will play with Kevin Aderson from South Africa.