Posted February 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
Us_open_day_8029
Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon beat Belgian qualifier Daniel Brands 7-6 (3), 6-4 Monday in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The Frenchman struggled with his serve in the first set as both players broke twice before Simon comfortably won the tiebreaker on the indoor hardcourt at Ahoy arena. Simon broke Brands once to take the second set and wrap up the match in 92 minutes. In the tournament's first upset, Romania's Victor Hanescu beat seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 7-6 (4), 6-3, while Bernard Tomic of Australia lost a hard-fought first round-match to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was playing Dutch wildcard Igor Sijsling in the evening session. Roger Federer opens the defense of his ABN AMRO title on Wednesday.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Gilles Simon beats qualifier Brands in Rotterdam

Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon beat Belgian qualifier Daniel Brands 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The Frenchman struggled with his serve in the first set, as both players broke twice before Simon comfortably won the tiebreaker on the indoor hard court. Simon broke Brands once to take the second set and wrap up the match in 92 minutes...

Tennis Issues: It’s All in the Score

Gilles Simon exhausted during his 2013 Australian Open match against Gael Monfils By Jane Voigt, owner of DownTheTee.com  February 6, 2013 — It’s the best kept secret in sports. Tennis scoring. For every tennis fan who sees 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (11) on the ESPN crawl and thinks, ‘that must’ve been a heck of a tie-breaker,’ factor in 100 viewers who just see a stream of random...
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.