A resurgent Ernests Gulbis won his second career ATP Delray Beach title (the other coming in 2010) 7-6, 6-3 over fellow surprise finalist Edouard Roger-Vasselin in a match where both players began the week ranked outside the top 100. Gulbis will now rise into the top 70 and Vasselin will also break the top 100 after making his first career ATP final at the age of 29.
Gulbis qualified and then beat James Blake, Sam Querrey in 3, Daniel Munoz De La Nava and Tommy Haas in 3. Roger-Vasselin beat Flavio Cipolla, Ivo Karlovic, Ricardas Berankis and John Isner, who continues to struggle mightily as he heads into Indian Wells trying to defend finalist points.
Gulbis is 8-2 thus far at the ATP level after a below .500 showing last year and appears to be refocused.
James Blake and Jack Sock made good on their 2nd straight doubles final and this time took the title over Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau.