Marseille, France (SportsNetwork.com) - No. 3 seed Ernests Gulbis was a
hard-fought second-round winner Thursday at the Open 13 indoor hardcourt
The sweet-swinging Latvian launched 23 aces before outlasting rising Spaniard
Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in 2 hours, 15 minutes at Palais des
Next up for Gulbis will be French favorite Nicolas Mahut.
An upset came when German Jan-Lennard Struff took out seventh-seeded 2010
Marseille runner-up Julien Benneteau, of France, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.
Also on Thursday, fifth-seeded Croat Ivan Dodig overcame German Tobias Kamke
6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 6-3, sixth-seeded Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin snuck past
Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, and an eighth-seeded Mahut topped
Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
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