He seemed to have a revival right at the end of the match, great forehands to close it out. He would slice until Simon finally went to his forehand, hit it heavily crosscourt, and took control of the points from then on.
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Simon was diabolical, continuation of his paris masters form here
Dolgo was really sharp first set played great, then tweaked a thigh muscle (?) and that threw him off for a while, but he hung in there and put Simon out of his misery in 2, ending the match with a few good games.
I can't tell if Simon is still in his funk from last season, or Dolgo's game is what upset him so.
Simon likes rhythm and hates slices, so this was never going to be easy for him. Still after rallying early in the second, he just went off the rail in the latter part- going for crazy winners on return when he should have been playing more conservatively and deliberately testing Dolgo's movement after the MTO.