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TENNIS

Metz Tennis : Three Time Champion Simon Starts Strongly In Metz

Three time champion Gilles Simon eased into the second round of the Moselle Open in Metz with a 6-3 6-3 win against David Goffin.

The veteran Frenchman, who is retiring at the end of the season, broke the Belgian's serve four times as he racked up a 93 minute victory at the indoor hardcourt tournament.

Simon will now play Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the next round.

In other matches, fifth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili advanced after Belgian qualifier Zizou Bergs retired hurt.