Result: Feliciano Lopez knocks out 19th seed Gilles Simon at Wimbledon

Feliciano Lopez
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Feliciano Lopez proves that he is a tough match on grass as he knocks out 19th seed Gilles Simon in the first round of Wimbledon.

Gilles Simon became the latest seed to fall in the first round at Wimbledon this evening as Spaniard Feliciano Lopez knocked out the Frenchman in straight sets.

Lopez, considered a grass-court specialist because of his serve and prowess at the net, got off to the perfect start by breaking to love in the opening game before taking the first set 6-2.

It was a similar story in the second as Lopez again broke straight away and that break of serve was enough to take the set 6-4.

The third was much closer and went to a tie-break, which Lopez came through 13-11 to reach the second round.

In all three sets Lopez didn't offer a single break point to Simon.

He will now face either Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania or France's Paul-Henri Mathieu.

Feliciano Lopez
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