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James Blake won through to the second round of the Atlanta Tennis Championships with a comeback win against Ernests Gulbis.

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Blake had lost his only two previous meetings against the young Latvian and was immediately in trouble when he conceded the opening set. But the 31-year-old rallied, either side of a rain delay, to triumph 5-7 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 and set up a second-round meeting with compatriot and third seed John Isner.

Fellow American Michael Russell also won through after he brushed aside teenage wildcard Donald Young 6-0 6-3, but the news was not so good for other local hopefuls Alex Bogomolov jnr and Ryan Sweeting. Seventh seed Bogomolov was bundled out by Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller 6-3 7-6 (8/6), while Sweeting lost a hard-fought three-setter against India’s eighth seed Somdev Devvarman 6-4 3-6 6-4. Japan’s Tatsuma Ito claimed his first ATP Tour win by beating Michael Berrer 7-6 (8/6) 6-4.

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