Simon won 16 matches in a row in Bucharest, claiming the titles in 2007, 08 & 12 before beaing defeated by Rosol in the 2013 semifinal. During the years he was unbeaten in the Romanian capital, the toughest match (almost three hours) he experienced against Acasuso . The Frenchman  began it in a poor fashion trailing 0:3 with two breaks, he almost leveled though (three deuces when at 5:4 Acasuso was trying to serve the set out). In the 2nd set Simon lost a break advantage, but was not closer to lose the match than four points when Acasuso improved in the tie-break from 1:6 to 4:6 saving the first two set points with return winners. The only break of the decider came in the opening game.
Simon’s route to his 5th title:
1 Evgeny Korolev 6-1, 6-2
2 Albert Montanes 6-3, 6-4
Q Florent Serra 6-2, 6-3
S Jose Acasuso 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4
W Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-4
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