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No. 1 seed Karlovic moves to second round in Metz as Simon, Almagro lose

Updated: September 30, 2008, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

METZ, France -- Gilles Simon lost the last five games of the final set and was eliminated by Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Open de Moselle.

Also ousted was Nicolas Almagro, a two-time winner on tour this year who fell to Eduardo Schwank 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Top-seeded Ivo Karlovic, No. 5 Paul-Henri Mathieu and No. 5 Dmitry Tursunov safely advanced to the second round.

Karlovic was trailing Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 4-6, 2-1 when Baghdatis retired ...

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