Grand Prix Hassan II: Gilles Simon is playing his first tournament on clay in Casablanca. Gilles won this tournament in 2008.Today he won 6-3; 6-4 against Frederico Gil the portuguese (world number 83).
Simon is one of the best player in the entry list, and will try to take back his 2008 title in Morocco. Last year Stanislas Wawrinka took the title in Casablanca ATP 250, Grand Prix Hassan II. Quite surprising today, Marcos Baghdatis lost on his first game. Same desillusion for Jermey Chardy, the other frenchman in this tournament, lost during his first round.