Scare for Simon
Defending champion Gilles Simon suffered a scare in the first round of the German Open in Hamburg as he was pushed to the limit by Argentina's Carlos Berlocq.
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Second seed Simon dropped the first set against Berlocq and had to squeeze through a tight second set tie-break before recovering to win 4-6 7-6 (7/5) 6-1.
Russian veteran Nikolay Davydenko also faced a battle before dispatching Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 5-7 6-4 6-0 in a match lasting two minutes under two hours.
Dutchman Robin Haase saw off Germany's Matthias Bachinger 6-4 6-2 while qualifiers Federico Delbonis and Daniel Munoz-De La Nava saw off Tommy Robredo and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo respectively.