James Blake beats Olivetti in 1st round in Metz

Updated: 18 September 2012 09:40 IST

American James Blake beat French wild-card Albano Olivetti 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Monday despite giving up 19 aces in the first round of the Moselle Open.

James Blake beats Olivetti in 1st round in Metz
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Metz, France :

American James Blake beat French wild-card Albano Olivetti 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Monday despite giving up 19 aces in the first round of the Moselle Open.

Blake won 86 percent of points on first serve and broke Olivetti three times. Blake will face fourth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany in the second round.

The American lost his first six matches of the ATP World Tour season, but has improved to 8-12 overall.

The 20-year-old Olivetti, ranked 213th, was playing in only his fourth match on tour.

Topics : Tennis Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Clement Reix Albano Olivetti James Blake Alexandr Dolgopolov Ivan Ljubicic
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