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Gulbis beats Blake to advance to second-round of Delray Beach ATP

Ernests Gulbis.
 DELRAY BEACH (United States), Feb 27 - On Tuesday, Latvia's top ranked tennis player Ernests Gulbis defeated James Blake (United States) 6-1, 6-4 in the first-round of the Delray Beach ATP ''World Tour 250'' series tennis tournament.

Gulbis is currently ranked 109th in ATP rankings, whereas Blake is in 99th place.

Gulbis has earned 32 ATP ranking points for qualifying for the tournament and advancing to the second-round.

In the tournament's second-round, Gulbis will play Sam Querrey (United States), who is currently ranked 23rd in the ATP tennis rankings.

As reported, Gulbis on Monday defeated Ukraine's Denys Molchanov 6-7 (4:7), 7-5, 6-4 to qualify for the Delray Beach tournament.

In 2010, Gulbis won the first of his two ATP titles at Delray Beach.
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