French tennis player Gilles Simon overcame the barrier of the second round of the tournament in Pune, having outplayed Ilya Ivashka in three sets , 6/7 (3), 6/2, 6/1. For 2 hours and 31 minutes of the bout, the 30th World No. 34, Gilles, 34, made five breaks and nine aces, making a double mistake when serving. 24-year-old Ivashka, who occupies 91st place in the world classification, made four aces and five double faults. The Frenchman has increased the gap in the personal meetings of players – 2: 0.