The 2009 champion and top seed Andy Murray was surprised Friday by the French Gilles Simon who won in emphatic fashion in less than an hour and a half with what the French settled in semifinals of 42 ABN AMRO Rotterdam.
Meanwhile the Czech Tomas Berdych – third seed and defending champion – beat Frenchman Gael Monfils comfortably in just 71 minutes to advance to semifinals where exactly will face Simon.
Simon Murray had just beaten once in 13 previous matches. It was not the best introduction to the French but this time two factors combined: he played a formidable level with the return and ‘Muzza’ was erratic and very inconsistent service. Continue reading “ATP Rotterdam 2015: Murray falls to Simon, Tomas Berdych to semifinals”