MONTREAL, Canada – Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis has been gifted a free pass into the final 16 at the Rogers Cup, following the retirement of his round of 32 opponent Michael Llodra. Having won the opening set 6-4, Gulbis was leading the second 1-0 when his 31 year old French opponent retired injured. With both players having reached similar heights in tennis with personal best world rankings of 21, the clash had been coined as a potentially tight battle. The win now sees Gulbis' winning streak extend to seven games which coincidenta...
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