ATLANTA, USA – Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis has been unable to turn around his serious slump in form, losing to former world no. 4 James Blake in the opening round of the Atlanta Tennis Championship. Serving for the match leading 5-4 in the second set, Gulbis failed to close out, allowing the American Blake to come back to claim the set and eventually – following a brief rain delay – also take the third set and the match 5-7 7-6 (5) 6-2. The rain delay appeared to have a bigger effect on the Latvian who would not win one more game followin...
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