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Deltray Beach International Tennis Championships Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Delray Beach International Tennis Championships
Delray Beach, U.S.A.


RESULTS - SUNDAY, 3 MARCH, 2013

Singles - Final

[Q] E Gulbis (LAT) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(3) 63

Doubles - Final
[WC] J Blake (USA) / J Sock (USA) d [1] M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) 64 64  



FINALS REVIEW – QUALIFIER GULBIS COMPLETES RUN WITH TITLE; BLAKE/SOCK TRIUMPH

• World No. 109 Ernests Gulbis won his second trophy in Delray Beach and third ATP World Tour title overall.
• Gulbis is the first qualifier to win a title in 2013 and the third to capture the Delray Beach crown. He became the fourth multiple title winner at the event, having also triumphed in 2010.
• This was the first time two players ranked outside the Top 100 contested a tour-level final since 2007 in Houston, when World No. 108 Ivo Karlovic beat 156th-ranked Mariano Zabaleta.
• Roger-Vasselin was appearing in his first ATP World Tour final.
• James Blake and Jack Sock won their first team title. Last week, they reached the final in Memphis on their team debut (l. to Bryans).

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Ernests Gulbis: “I'm really happy. I worked hard. These last nine days were tough. I had a match almost every day, except one day when it rained, so I'm exhausted now. It's my favourite tournament. It's the only tournament in the world I am winning.”

On his impending rankings rise: “Everyone is really happy. We didn’t think it was going to happen so fast. My coach felt I would go back into the Top 100 in April. I won eight matches in a row here. It’s a really good start to the year.”

Edouard Roger-Vasselin: “He deserved the win. I thought I served pretty well. I had a set point but he made an unbelievable backhand winner. When you lose in a final, it’s tough, but it was a great week for me. It will give me confidence for the next tournament.”

James Blake: “I really have to thank Jack. He played unbelievable. It’s a ton of fun to play with someone who really enjoys playing. He’s a great partner.”

Jack Sock: “Obviously, it’s a big step for me. It was tough conditions today, but it was a lot of fun. I want to thank the tournament director (Mark Baron) for giving me a wild card in both singles and doubles. That was very generous. I was lucky to play with such a great player. We had a blast. We joked around and had fun, but I learned a lot, too.”





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