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Gilles Simon ousted at Monte Carlo

Updated: April 15, 2013, 9:28 PM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- Milos Raonic beat Julien Benneteau 6-1, 6-4 and Roberto Bautista Agut upset Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.

Raonic served 15 aces and broke his French opponent three times to set up a match against Jarkko Nieminen, who thrashed Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-2.

Bautista Agut was pushed a little harder, closing it out on his fifth match point when the 11th-seeded Frenchman netted a forehand. The Spaniard will next play Florian ...

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