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It was a tight opening set between the pair, but momentum swung in Simon's favour when he broke serve to give himself a crucial advantage.
The single break was all that was needed for the Frenchman to take a one-set lead, and he continued his dominance by grabbing his opponent's serve early in the second.
Ward could only muster one break point after two sets, but he squandered it as Simon took control of the court and sealed a double break in the third to race to a 3-0 lead.
It was not Ward's day as he relinquished the third set and a point for Britain in their quarter-final campaign.