Simon, Monfils win at Montreal

Aug. 11, 2009 at 12:40 AM

MONTREAL, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon and 13th-seeded countryman Gale Monfils were first-round winners Monday at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Simon beat Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic 6-1, 6-2 and Monfils eliminated Marat Safin of Russia 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

The 14th seed, Marin Cilic of Croatia, was upset by Russian Mikhail Youzhny 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

All of the top eight seeds in the tournament -- including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and Rafael Nadal -- had first-round byes.

Other first-round winners Monday included Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, Philipp Petzschner and Rainer Schuettler of Germany and Jeremy Chardy and Paul-Henri Mathieu of France.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Sacramento Kings trade Stauskas, Landry, Thompson to Philadelphia 76ers
New York Knicks, Afflalo agree to terms
A-Rod, New York Yankees negotiating compromise over HR bonus
Report: QB Miller to stay at Ohio State
Venable, San Diego Padres pass St. Louis Cardinals