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Gilles Simon loses in Croatia Open first round

Gilles Simon loses in Croatia Open first round
By PA Sport

17/07/2017 at 22:37Updated 17/07/2017 at 22:46

Fifth seed Gilles Simon suffered a shock first-round defeat to Marco Cecchinato at the Croatia Open in Umag.

Fifth seed Gilles Simon suffered a shock first-round defeat to Marco Cecchinato at the Croatia Open in Umag.

Cecchinato, ranked 105 in the world, progressed 6-1 3-6 6-1 against the French world number 36 for his first ATP Tour win since April 2016.

The Italian goes on to face Croatian wildcard Ivan Dodig, who pulled off a 6-4 7-6 (7/4) victory against Romania's Marius Copil.

In Monday's only first-round match at the Swedish Open in Bastad, Henri Laaksonen beat home wildcard Mikael Ymer 7-6 (7/5) 7-5 to book his place in the last 16 against third seed Pablo Cuevas .

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