ATP Tour

Simon ousted in Casablanca

Federico Delbonis (Getty Images)
Federico Delbonis (Getty Images)

Casablanca - Sixth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina has beaten Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Tuesday.

Simon entered the main draw as a qualifier and struggled on his serve, getting only 45 percent of his first serves in. Delbonis next plays another qualifier, Filip Peliwo, after the Canadian won 7-6 (6), 6-3 against Italy's Filippo Volandri.

In other first-round matches, Spain's Roberto Carballes Baena downed fellow qualifier David Goffin of Belgium 6-2, 7-5; Albert Ramos of Spain won 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 against Moroccan Lamine Ouahab, and big-serving Victor Hanescu of Romania advanced by beating wild card Hicham Khaddari of Morocco 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Hanescu faces top-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the second round.

Results from the second day of the ATP's Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca on Tuesday (x denotes seeding)

First round:
Victor Hanescu (ROM) bt Hicham Khaddari (MAR) 7-6 (7/3), 6-3
Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Lamine Ouahab (MAR) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Filip Peliwo (CAN) bt Filippo Volandri (ITA) 7-6 (8/6), 6-3
Roberto Carballes (ESP) bt David Goffin (BEL) 6-2, 7-5

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