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Frenchman Monfils, Simon move on in Montreal

© Reuters. Tennis: Rogers Cup-Seppi vs Simon

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The French flag flew proudly in Montreal on Monday as Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup.

Both Frenchmen enjoyed straight-sets victories while compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had his match delayed by rain in the final action of the day's first round.

Monfils needed just over an hour to dispatch Fabio...