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Roberto Bautista Agut beats Gilles Simon in straight sets in 1st round of Monte Carlo Masters

  • Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut plays a return to Gilles Simon of France during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Monday, April 15 , 2013. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

    Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut plays a return to Gilles Simon of France during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Monday, April 15 , 2013. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)  (The Associated Press)

  • Gilles Simon of France plays a return to Spain's  Roberto Bautista Agut  during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Monday, April 15 , 2013. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

    Gilles Simon of France plays a return to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Monday, April 15 , 2013. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)  (The Associated Press)

Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain upset Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.

Bautista Agut won on his fifth match point when the 11th-seeded Frenchman hit a forehand into the net. The Spaniard will next play Mayer of Germany or Benjamin Balleret of Monaco.

In other first-round matches, Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, Nikolay Davydenko of Russia and Frenchmen Benoit Paire and Edouard Roger-Vasselin all won in straight sets.