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Tennis Panorama :
Two-time former Bucharest champion Gilles Simon had to come back from a set down to defeat fifth seed Lukasz Kubot 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. Top seeded Simon who own the championship in 2007 and 2008 will meet Matthias Bachinger in Saturday’s semi.
The upset of the day came from unknown Hungarian qualifier Attila Balazs, who surprised Belgian Xavier Malisse 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Balazs will play Fabio Fognini who topped sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi for a spot in the final.
ATP World Tour 250
Bucharest, Romania (+3 hours GMT)
23 – 29 April, 2012 Surface: Clay
RESULTS – FRIDAY, 27 APRIL, 2012
Singles – Quarter-finals
 G Simon (FRA) d  L Kubot (POL) 36 61 63
F Fognini (ITA) d  A Seppi (ITA) 64 67(4) 64
M Bachinger (GER) d [Q] D Brands (GER) 64 61
[Q] A Balazs (HUN) d X Malisse (BEL) 46 63 64
Doubles – Semi-finals
 R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) d P Hanley (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS) 57 64 10-8
J Chardy (FRA) / L Kubot (POL) d  J Cerretani (USA) / F Fognini (ITA) 63 62
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Top-seeded Gilles Simon beat Matthias Bachinger of Germany 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.
Simon broke five times to win against the unseeded Bachinger.
The Frenchman, who won the tournament in 2007 and '08, will attempt to clinch a hat-trick of titles when he meets Italy's Fabio Fognini on Sunday.
Fognini reached his first ever...
Top-seeded Gilles Simon rallied to overcome Polish qualifier Lukasz Kubot 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday and reach the semifinals of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.
The Frenchman converted six of his 15 break points to secure the victory in 2 hours, 13 minutes.
Simon said ''Kubot played a very good match at the beginning; he was very aggressive,'' adding that ''I was...
Top-seeded Gilles Simon beat Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-4, 6-3 to win the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Sunday.
The Frenchman managed to clich a hat-trick of titles in Bucharest, after winning the tournament in 2007 and 2008.
Fognini, who was playing in his first ATP World Tour final, made a determined start and broke early for a 2-0 lead, but Simon broke back to take a 3-2 lead and held...
Top seed Frenchmen Gilles Simon captured his third Bucharest title by defeating Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 for the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Sunday.
Simon previously won the tournament in 2007 and 2008. It’s his fifth ATP World Tour title and his fifth on clay.
“I played a great match today,” said Simon. “It was very difficult; Fabio played well and I had to run a lot...
Gilles Simon will attempt to capture his third Bucharest title when he faces Fabio Fognini on Sunday. Simon moved past Matthias Bachinger 7-5, 6-2, while Fognini soundly ousted qualifier Attila Balazs, 6-3, 6-1.
Simon who took the Bucharest title in 2007 and 2008 spoke about his chances,”I know that I can play very good here. I know the center court perfectly and...