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Gulbis stuns Fish to win Los Angeles International

sports Updated: Aug 01, 2011 11:09 IST
Reuters
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Latvia's Ernests Gulbis survived a few anxious moments in the final set to upset top-seeded American Mardy Fish 5-7 6-4 6-4 and win the Los Angeles International on Sunday.

Initially serving for the match at 5-2, Gulbis was broken by Fish and he then trailed 30-40 on serve while leading 5-4 before sealing victory.

The tousled-haired Latvian set up match point with a delicate forehand drop shot before clinching his second ATP title with a rasping forehand winner down the line.

Gulbis, who had knocked out second seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the quarterfinals, pumped his right fist in celebration after becoming the first unseeded champion in Los Angeles since Radek Stepanek in 2007.

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