Gilles Simon ousted in quarterfinals
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Gilles Simon, playing his first tournament since a neck injury forced him to quit a match against Roger Federer last month, lost to Italy's Potito Starace 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II.
Also advancing to the semifinals of this clay-court tuneup for the French Open were top-seeded Albert Montanes and Pablo Andujar, both of Spain, and eighth-seeded Victor Hanescu of Romania.
Simon, seeded third, served four double-faults ...
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