Scare for Simon in Hamburg
Defending champion Gilles Simon suffered a scare in the first round of the German Open as he was pushed to the limit by Carlos Berlocq.
Second seed Simon dropped the first set against Argentina's Berlocq in Hamburg 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.
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