Gilles Simon, of France, returns to Donald Young, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Frank Franklin II
September 26, 2015

METZ, France (AP) Gilles Simon will face fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's Open de Moselle final, with both men looking for a historic third victory in Metz.

Both won in straight sets on Saturday, with Simon beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4 and Tsonga easing past Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 6-4 to set up a replay of the 2013 final which Simon won.

Simon's seminfinal victory was not as straightforward as the scoreline suggests.

Klizan, seeded sixth, broke first with a delightful return from the baseline but Simon reacted immediately with two successive breaks, much to the delight of the home crowd.

The second seed then found himself 3-0 down in the second set, but won the next five games. Kohlschreiber was so frustrated he broke his racket.

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