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Simon shocks Marin Cilic to storm into final of Tata Open Maharashtra tennis

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Gilles Simon knocked out top seed and tournament-favourite Marin Cilic at the Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament, in Pune on Friday.

In a sensational turnaround, the unseeded Frenchman toppled the world number six from Croatia 1-6 6-3 6-2 in a gripping semifinal encounter.

Simon will now take on the second seed Kevin Anderson in the finals.

Anderson prevailed in an excruciating battle against a spirited Benoit Paire .

In the mens double, Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan failed to take chances that came their way in the semi-finals against French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Gilles Simon to crash out of the Tata Open.

The unseeded Indians lost 4-6 6-7 .
Simon, and Herbert will now take on second seeded Dutch pair of Matwe Middelkoop and Robin Haase, in the finals.

Meanwhile ,Indian challenge has now ended in both singles and doubles event.

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