French Open tennis in Paris
Frenchman Gilles Simon reacts after a shot during his French Open second-round match against American Robert Kendrick at Roland Garros in Paris on May 27, 2009. Simon defeated Kendrick 7-5, 6-0, 6-1. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
Defending champion Nicolas Almagro won in straight sets and American qualifier Brian Baker defeated a Russian veteran Friday in the semifinals of the Nice Open.
Russian Nikolay Davydenko, defending champion Nicolas Almagro and Frenchman Gilles Simon all were quarterfinal winners Thursday at the Nice Open in France.
Ninth-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon and 13th-seeded countryman Gale Monfils were first-round winners Monday at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
Top-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon was upset by wild card German Daniel Brands Tuesday in the second round of the Hamburg Open.
Former world No. 1 Roger Federer and U.S. Open runner-up Andy Murray were second-round winners Tuesday at the $5 million Madrid Open.
Second-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon struggled but won and unseeded countryman Arnaud Clement upset Marat Safin in Tuesday's opening round of the Open 13.
Swede Robin Soderling battled to a three-set victory over France's Julien Benneteau Sunday to win the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix in France a second time.
Defending champion Dmitry Tursunov of Russia and second-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon were winners Monday at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships.
No. 1 seed Roger Federer downed Mario Ancic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in a men's third round match Saturday at the French Open in Paris.
Native Croat Ivan Ljubicic was among Wednesday's winners in the men's PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.