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Simon tops Moya in straight sets for BCR Open Romania repeat

9/14/2008 - Tennis

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Gilles Simon of France won his second straight BCR Open Romania by beating Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday's final.

The second-seeded Simon broke the Spaniard at 3-2 in the first set and saved all six break points he conceded in the match to secure his fifth career title.

The final only lasted about 90 minutes, just half the time it took Simon to defeat eighth-seeded Jose Acasuso of Argentina in Saturday's semifinal. Simon beat local favorite Victor Hanescu in last year's final, and has an 11-1 record in Bucharest.