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Gulbis through to second-round of Marseilles ATP

Ernests Gulbis. Photo: AFP.
 MARSEILLES (France), Feb 19 - Latvia's top ranked tennis player Ernests Gulbis defeated Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 6-2 in the first-round of the Marseilles ATP ''World Tour 250'' series tennis tournament.

At the moment, Gulbis, who was added to the tournament as a ''wild card'', is ranked 118th in the ATP rankings, while Nieminen is ranked 54th.

In the tournament's second-round, Gulbis will play first-seed Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic), who is currently ranked 6th in the ATP tennis rankings.

Gulbis has earned 20 ATP ranking points for qualifying for the second-round of the Marseilles tournament.
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