Sport : Tennis

Blake survives blitz in Metz

18th September 2012, 12:07pm

James Blake: Will face fourth-seeded Florian Mayer next

James Blake: Will face fourth-seeded Florian Mayer next

James Blake defied 19 aces from home favourite Albano Olivetti to reach the second round of the ATP Moselle Open in Metz.

The experienced American broke Olivetti's serve three times to triumph 6-2 7-6 (7/4) after one hour and 15 minutes on court.

Blake, who lost his first six matches on the ATP World Tour this season but has enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since then, will face fourth-seeded Florian Mayer, of Germany, next.

Frenchman Olivetti, ranked 213th in the world, put up an impressive fight considering he was playing in only his fourth match on tour.

Tennis Videos

    Murray motivated by GB

    Murray motivated by GB

    04-March-2015

    Andy Murray insists he is still motivated to play Davis Cup tennis for Great Britain when he publicly stated his support for Scottish independence ahead of the referendum back in September.

    Nadal: We need to protect clay

    Nadal: We need to protect clay

    02-March-2015

    Rafael Nadal has warned the authorities to protect the number of clay tournaments, or face losing players to injury.

    Djokovic: I want calendar Grand Slam

    Djokovic: I want calendar Grand Slam

    02-March-2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic is targeting the first calendar grand slam since 1969.

    Federer ecstatic after victory in Dubai

    Federer ecstatic after victory in Dubai

    28-February-2015

    After defeating world number Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5, Roger Federer collected his seventh Dubai Championship title. The Swiss superstar feels it was well deserved.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites