AP via ESPN
TORONTO -- Gilles Simon of France advanced to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Croatia's Marin Cilic on Friday.
Simon, ranked 22nd in the world, has already beaten top seed Roger Federer, American qualifier Donald Young and Argentina's Jose Acasuso in the tournament.
The match was far from a classic. The players combined for 104 unforced errors, including 64 by Cilic. The 19-year-old Cilic fired 37 winners, while Simon connected on just 15 -- but that's his game. He kept the ball in play and waited for Cilic to make mistakes, which he frequently did.
The match didn't quite capture the imaginations of the center-court fans at the Rexall Centre, who were relatively quiet throughout.
"but that's his game"