Wimbledon 2015: Simon beats Monfils under Centre Court roof

Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon
Gilles Simon (right) will face Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych in the fourth round
Wimbledon 2015
Venue: All England Club Dates: 29 June - 12 July
Play: Outside courts 11:30 BST; Centre Court and Court One 13:00 BST
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Gilles Simon beat Gael Monfils in a five-set match that finished under the Centre Court roof at 22:28 BST.

The all-French third-round tie was moved from Court One so the singles draw could remain on schedule.

Simon, the 12th seed, led 3-6 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-2 when it was halted because of bad light just after 21:00 BST.

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When they resumed on Centre, Simon eventually prevailed 3-6 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 2-6 6-2 as the roof was used for the first time in this year's tournament.

Monfils, the 18th seed, took the fourth set as he adjusted faster to the change in conditions.

However, Simon found his range as he broke twice in the decider, securing victory when his opponent slipped on the first match point.

The 30-year-old will play Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych in the fourth round.

Asked about the switch of courts to play under the roof, Simon told BBC Sport: "We were ready for that. Of course it's difficult - we had played more than two hours and we were really tired.

"The crowd were having a lot of fun and I am very happy to get through this one."

There is no play on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon and all fourth-round singles matches are scheduled to take place on Monday.

Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils won the first set as the match began on Court One
Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon
Simon took the second and third sets and play was halted just after Monfils moved a break up in the fourth set
Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon
They walked on to Centre Court just before 21:30 BST to resume their contest
Roof closed on Centre Court
The roof had not been used for a match during this year's Wimbledon until Saturday night
Mexican wave on Centre Court
Andy Murray's mum, Judy, was among those to join in a Mexican wave on Centre Court when the match was moved
Roger Federer tweet
Roger Federer enjoyed the late-night action on Centre Court

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